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Men arrested after pensioner's home break in

By Mike Cotton, Town Reporter Friday 30th May 2014
Police vehicle.

TWO men have been arrested following a break-in at a pensioner's home in Kendray.

Harvey Clemit, 80, was sprayed in the face by two masked men who forced their way in to his home.

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary in connection with the incident at Cedar Crescent, Kendray, in the early hours of May 19.

A police spokeswoman said a 23-year-old man from Wombwell was arrested on Wednesday evening. He was questioned and released on police bail.

A 26-year-old man from Kendray was arrested yesterday morning and bailed pending further enquiries.


** Our reporter's have an interview with Harvey in this week's Barnsley Chronicle. **

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Posted by Danny parker I Fri 30th May 2014 at 11:21am

If it is the 2 thats done it and they are found guilty i hope someone smashes the hands with a hammer to prevent them doing anything similar again. And i hope they are forced out of barnsley when released from prison just like harvey has been forced out after living here for the last 80 years

Posted by Rhys pattison I Fri 30th May 2014 at 12:02pm

Law rapidly needs changing, crimes like this needs very serious consequenses, oh and i don't mean putting them up in prison were they have a roof over there scum bag heads, 3 meals a day, TV, drugs, gym memberships all things i have to work hard to pay for, just call it free living!!!!! . Invitation to crime .

Posted by Alison Evans I Fri 30th May 2014 at 12:10pm

I hope, if it's them, they pay heavily for this. Not only did I lose my mum, Molly Clemit, I feel like this has ripped our family apart and I've lost my lovely dad too. I know he's only in Bournemouth but we're very close and I saw him every day. We are all so upset about what's happened.

Posted by Me me I Fri 30th May 2014 at 3:55pm

Absolutely disgracefull pensioners as well

Who can't defend themselves the cowards Little druggies what can't earns the own moneycr

Posted by JBBlackett I Sun 1st Jun 2014 at 9:34pm

If these people get caught and prosecuted and punished , people will see they have vast amounts of money and resources expended on them - even possibly get pocket money and free services of all kinds.


They will ( whether they go to prison or not) get lots more attention , time ,effort and funds than the poor old pensioner who they cruelly assaulted and robbed..


Do you think the system is not working properly and is not set up to protect the innocent and the general public. What a farce - a lawyers dream.

Posted by karl robinson I Mon 2nd Jun 2014 at 10:37pm

Name them !!what they ned is some good fashioned justice a good kicking so nx time they think about robbing a defenceless just widowed 80 yr old man they will "oh dear best not do this i dont want my legs stamping on again"

Posted by Jack I Tue 3rd Jun 2014 at 8:50am

If it these what have been arrested and they are found guilty and get the punishment, not what they deserve but only what the law will allow, then maybe Harvey will think about coming back to his home where he belongs. Then perhaps we can throw a street party for him just to let him know how much support and friends he has got who will not stand for such a despicable crime.

Posted by harrison I Sat 14th Jun 2014 at 3:26am
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