Man Arrested In Garratt Lane In Connection With Wimbledon Burglary

That left Dr Paul Kohler with serious injuries

Officers in Wandsworth have made a third arrest in connection with last week's Wimbledon burglary that left 55-year-old Dr Paul Kohler with life-changing injuries.

A 30-year-old man was arrested early this morning on Garratt Lane on suspicion of Aggravated Burglary. He is currently in custody at a South London police station pending further investigation

One 32-year-old man has already been charged in connection with the investigation. He appeared at Wimbledon Magistrates Court charged with GBH and aggravated burglary last Wednesday (August 13th).

And a 23-year-old man was charged with Grevious Bodily Harm and aggravated burglary when he appeared at Wimbledon Magistrates last Thursday (August 14th).

Both men of those men are due at appear at Kingston Crown court on August 23rd.

Officers are also keen to speak to anyone who saw a silver Volkswagen two-door cabriolet style car which was believed to have been used by the suspects.

They understand that just before 10pm, Dr Kohler, Head of Law at London University's School of Oriental and African Studies, opened the front door to three men who entered his home. All had their faces concealed.

One of the suspects then violently assaulted him, whilst they repeatedly shouted: "Where's the money?"

His 50-year-old wife was then threatened by the remaining two men who attempted to tape her down to a chair.

Their daughter, aged in her 20s, and another adult male who were upstairs during the incident were able to call 999 for help.

The injured man is currently in a South London hospital receiving treatment for multiple facial injuries and bruising to the body and limbs. He is undergoing surgery and treatment for a fractured eye socket and his condition is described as life changing.

It is understood that a number of personal items were stolen from the address, some of which have been recovered, as they were discarded by the suspects. A large kitchen knife was recovered near the scene.

August 20, 2014