Mark Cavendish robbery trial: Romario Henry found guilty of knifepoint raid on Olympic cyclist and wife’s home

A man has been found guilty of robbing Olympic cyclist Mark Cavendish and his wife Peta of their high-value watches in a knifepoint raid at their home. Intruders wearing

balaclavas broke into their home in Ongar, Essex at about 2.30am on November 27 2021 and threatened to stab the athlete, a trial at Chelmsford Crown Court heard. They took

items including two Richard Mille watches with a combined value of £700,000. Romario Henry, 31, of Bell Green, Lewisham, south-east London, denied two counts of robbery but

was found guilty on both counts by a majority verdict of 10 jurors to two following 14 hours and 35 minutes of deliberation on Monday. His co-defendant Oludewa Okorosobo,

28, of Camberwell, south London, denied two counts of robbery and was cleared by the jury. Henry, who showed no visible reaction as he was convicted, will be sentenced on

February 7 along with Ali Sesay, 28, of , Rainham, Kent, who admitted two counts of robbery at an earlier hearing. The trial was told that 28-year-old Sesay's DNA was found

on the phone of Peta Cavendish, which was taken and found outside the property. The charges were that the accused men robbed Cavendish of a watch, phone and safe, and robbed

the athlete's wife of a watch, phone and suitcase. Mrs Cavendish had told jurors she had heard a noise that woke her in the night and went downstairs to

investigate. She said she could see "men's figures in balaclavas, and they were running towards the bottom of the stairs", and that she believed there were "between three

and five" people.