Man charged and remanded for six offences including aggravated burglary – South Oxhey
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A man has been charged and remanded in connection with an aggravated burglary and a string of other offences in Three Rivers.
Kerry Reynolds, aged 40, of Prestwick Road, South Oxhey, has been charged with:
Possession of a bladed article (knife)
Threats to damage/destroy property
Possession of class A drugs (cocaine)
Theft – shoplifting
Reynolds appeared before Hatfield Remand Court today (Friday 27 October) and was further remanded back into custody. The date of his next court appearance is yet to be confirmed.
The charges of aggravated burglary, possession of a bladed article and possession of class A drugs relate to an incident in Ashridge Drive, South Oxhey, on the afternoon of Wednesday 25 October.
Entry was forced to a property and the occupants were threatened with a knife, before one of them – a woman – was punched in the face. Later the same day, police carried out an arrest in connection with the incident and seized white powder since confirmed to be cocaine.
The charges of common assault and threats to damage/destroy property relate to an incident in Hallowes Crescent, South Oxhey on the afternoon of Tuesday 10 October. The victim, a man aged in his 40s, was slapped around the face and threats were made to cause damage to his property.
Detective Sergeant Darren Machin, from the Three Rivers Local Crime Unit, said: “Both of these incidents occurred during the day, when they were likely witnessed by members of the public who were just going about their day. We want to reassure the community that those involved are known to one another, and that we are not treating these incidents as random attacks.
“However we want to send a clear message that violent behaviour will not be tolerated, and we are providing support to the victims as the investigation progresses. We are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed either incident, and has not yet spoken to us, to please come forward and speak to police.”
The theft charge relates to an incident – unrelated to the two on 10 and 25 October – on the morning of Friday 1 September, when ready meals and alcohol were stolen from The Co-op on Delta Gain, Carpenders Park.