Teenager arrested during funeral of stabbed burglar Henry Vincent
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Teenager arrested during funeral of stabbed burglar Henry Vincent

A TEENAGER has been arrested on suspicion of causing assault during the funeral of stabbed burglar Henry Vincent.

The arrest came amid disturbances during the funeral of Vincent, which took place at St Mary’s Church in St Mary Cray, south-east London today.

ITV reports that missiles were thrown at gathered journalists and one photographer was punched.

The Metropolitan Police confirmed a man believed to be in his teens was arrested on suspicion of assault at around 1.15pm.

He was released under investigation and told to report to a police station at a later date.

One mourner in a funeral car was reportedly seen sticking two fingers up to passers-by, while a passing pedestrian was hit with an egg.

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Vincent died of a stab wound from his own screwdriver on April 4 after getting into a scuffle with the elderly owner of a house he was trying to burgle.

Richard Osborn-Brooks, 78, was initially arrested on suspicion of murder before he was later released without charge.

In the weeks following Vincent's death, members of his family repeatedly placed floral tributes opposite Mr Osborn-Brooks’ home on South Park Crescent, Hither Green, in what some neighbours saw as a “veiled threat”.

However fears that today’s funeral procession would pass by Mr Osborn-Brooks’ home proved unfounded.