Henry Vincent supporters target Richard Osborn-Brooks online

Supporters of stabbed burglar Henry Vincent have been trolling those defending pensioner Richard Osborn-Brooks on Facebook.

Writing online, they called him a ‘dirty, murdering scumbag’ who’s got ‘what he deserved’, as the controversy surrounding the case means he can’t return home.

Facebook messages posted over the last couple of days suggest that supporters of Vincent and his traveller community are grateful for all the publicity.

They called it ‘karma’ and ‘the best revenge’ on Mr Osborn-Brooks for killing the career criminal in a botched raid on his home in Hither Green, south London.

A new local vigilante, Iain Gordon, has torn down the floral shrine to the stabbed burglar Henry Vincent - the fourth time in three days - but police have warned there could be arrests if it happens again

A new local vigilante, Iain Gordon, has torn down the floral shrine to the stabbed burglar Henry Vincent - the fourth time in three days - but police have warned there could be arrests if it happens again

A new local vigilante, Iain Gordon, has torn down the floral shrine to the stabbed burglar Henry Vincent – the fourth time in three days – but police have warned there could be arrests if it happens again

Mr Osborn-Brooks (pictured) was arrested on suspicion of Henry Vincent's murder after he stabbed him with the screwdriver he used to break into his house

Mr Osborn-Brooks (pictured) was arrested on suspicion of Henry Vincent's murder after he stabbed him with the screwdriver he used to break into his house

Pictured: Henry Vincent, 37

Pictured: Henry Vincent, 37

Supporters of stabbed burglar Henry Vincent (right) have been trolling those defending pensioner Richard Osborn-Brooks (left) on Facebook 

Messages generally from unknown supporters were posted to the Facebook page of Cecil Coley.

Messages generally from unknown supporters were posted to the Facebook page of Cecil Coley.

Messages generally from unknown supporters were posted to the Facebook page of Cecil Coley.

Messages generally from unknown supporters were posted to the Facebook page of Cecil Coley.

Mr Coley was dragged into the affair after he was filmed becoming the first of several vigilantes to destroy the floral shrine outside Richard Osborn-Brook’s home last Monday night.

One post from Facebook account Gorja Lob read: ‘Good I’m glad that the old man and woman will never go back to their own home.

‘Best thing for them the dirty murdering scumbags. They might have got away with it but their lives will never be the same now!’

Another Gorja Lob post read: ‘Keep up the good work people, you’re doing a brilliant job.

‘We will never get justice for him but you will suffer just as much as the public are trying to make his family suffer now. You can have the backlash of it all. The higher the risk the worse it is for them!

8am Thursday: The flowers and tributes to Vincent remain torn down today after a row between locals and travellers

8am Thursday: The flowers and tributes to Vincent remain torn down today after a row between locals and travellers

8am Thursday: The flowers and tributes to Vincent remain torn down today after a row between locals and travellers

Loved ones of Henry Vincent returned once again this evening and started re-attaching tributes to the fence opposite the home of Richard Osborn-Brooks after they were dismantled overnight and again this afternoon

Loved ones of Henry Vincent returned once again this evening and started re-attaching tributes to the fence opposite the home of Richard Osborn-Brooks after they were dismantled overnight and again this afternoon

Several women arrived at around 5pm and began fastening flowers to the fence opposite the home of the 78-year-old, which had been ripped down at a 3.30pm

Several women arrived at around 5pm and began fastening flowers to the fence opposite the home of the 78-year-old, which had been ripped down at a 3.30pm

5.30pm Tuesday: Loved ones of Henry Vincent returned once again this evening and started re-attaching tributes to the fence opposite the home of Richard Osborn-Brooks after they were dismantled overnight and again this afternoon

‘You won’t leave the family alone and it’s just making more stories, more stories means more reactions and that means even more danger.’

Another message from an unknown sender said: ‘Keep the old coffin dodgers out their home and no doubt in some s***hole somewhere.

‘Best place for them, it’s karma like.. cos they ain’t really got away with it have they?

‘They can’t even go home cos of what they’ve done, never will they live a normal life again.

‘Good, best thing for them and we only have you to thank for it making more stories and spreading their faces around the world! Keep doing it cos we are loving it and couldn’t be more grateful for it.’

One unknown user, whose message – like the others – has since been deleted, said: ‘The old man and woman have got just what they deserved!’

While another from an unknown user added: ‘Thanks for doing our dirty work for us you bunch of fools.

2.10pm Tuesday: The shrine had been rebuilt earlier today by relatives and friends of robber Henry Vincent after it was vandalised last night

2.10pm Tuesday: The shrine had been rebuilt earlier today by relatives and friends of robber Henry Vincent after it was vandalised last night

2.10pm Tuesday: The shrine had been rebuilt earlier today by relatives and friends of robber Henry Vincent after it was vandalised last night

‘Nothing’s bringing Henry back but the best revenge is them people now suffering even more for what they have done and you’re all helping us make them suffer. Keep doing it, we ain’t complaining.’

Posted alongside laughing emojis, another message said: ‘Like we care about some poxy flowers. Please you are more stupid and backward than you think. We will have the last laugh and we will get our justice and you will help us.’

Cecil Coley, whose Facebook account sharing his film of him tearing down the shrine for the first time attracted the messages, has since deleted all the posts seen by MailOnline.

He told MailOnline: ‘I had 1,800 comments under my film. I’ve gone through them all and I’ve just deleted any that I deem offensive.

‘They’re not using my Facebook page to upset or intimidate anyone, no matter who they are.’

The comments come after days of battles of the bouquets, as Henry Vincent’s floral tributes left on a fence opposite the house of Richard Osborn-Brooks were hung, only to be torn down before being replaced again.

Osborn-Brook’s supporters on social media believe the move was an attempt to intimidate the pensioner and prevent him from feeling safe enough to return home without fear of revenge attacks.

A new tribute from his cousin was left at the scene but the majority of flowers and cards, including ones from his children, have been destroyed

A new tribute from his cousin was left at the scene but the majority of flowers and cards, including ones from his children, have been destroyed

A new tribute from his cousin was left at the scene but the majority of flowers and cards, including ones from his children, have been destroyed

A new tribute from his cousin was left at the scene but the majority of flowers and cards, including ones from his children, have been destroyed

A new tribute from his cousin was left at the scene but the majority of flowers and cards, including ones from his children, have been destroyed (right)

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