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Couple robbed of gold in Hayes

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Detectives in Hillingdon investigating the robbery of a couple for family gold have released a CCTV still of a man they would like to trace.

The jewellery, worth an estimated £60,000, was being stored in a bank safety deposit box for safekeeping, and had been withdrawn by the owners just minutes before the robbery.

At around 16:35hrs on Tuesday, 10 October, the couple, both aged in their 60s, visited Lloyds Bank in East Avenue, Hayes to take out a deposit box containing the gold.

They left the bank and walked towards a car park in Pump Lane.

As they put the box in the boot of their car, a vehicle with two people inside pulled up alongside them and the passenger got out. He assaulted them both, punching the man in the face several times. He took the box, and they made off at speed.

The victims were not seriously injured.

There have been no arrests to date, and investigating officers from Hillingdon CID are now releasing CCTV stills of a man they want to speak to.

The image is taken from CCTV at the Lloyds branch, just before the victims left the bank.

The investigating officer, Detective Constable James Williamson of Hillingdon CID, said: "The victims were callously robbed by what appears to be an opportunistic thief who did not hesitate to use violence against an elderly couple. The stolen jewellery holds huge sentimental value for them.

"We need to speak to the man in the picture - if you recognise him, get in touch."

If you have any information about this robbery, call Hillingdon CID on 020 8246 1791. To remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


Cha Cha Jewellers

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SONY DSCChoose the gold standard, choose Cha Cha

If jewellery makes the perfect gift, Cha Cha Jewellers are the perfect gift givers with a huge selection of gold and diamond pieces available now from the heart of Great Horton Road.

Established over 15 years ago, the family run business specialises in 22Kt gold products.

Whether you are looking to purchase a bespoke bridal package or perhaps it is a Valentine’s gift you are searching for, Cha Cha have everything you need, all under one roof.

Owner, Mohammed Ali, has grown up in the industry and is on hand in store every day to lend his expert opinion on any queries you may have.

“A visit to Cha Cha is unlike a visit to any other jewellers as we aim to bring a personal service to every customer, tailored to their exact requirements,” he said.

SONY DSCImmaculate rings, grand necklaces and flawless bangles can be picked up in store, whilst bespoke creations are also offered for the individuals out there.

“We import most of our designs from the gold capitals of the world from the likes of Dubai, Singapore and even India,” Mohammed added.

“It has taken over a decade of hard work to build up strong relationships with our suppliers and what that allows us to do is bring only the premium pieces to our customers here in the UK.

“Call in to see for yourself what we have to offer, I guarantee you will not be disappointed.”

As well as supplying the finest choice of jewellery from all corners of the world, Cha Cha Jewellers can also exchange your old, worn-out pieces of gold for new, sparkling accessories, paying cash for gold in store.

Using the latest XRF testing gun, gold is authenticated within a matter of seconds when brought into store, and then depending on the weight, an offer is made allowing you to make a quick profit on any forgotten items of jewellery.

With one of the largest ranges of jewellery in Bradford, it is clear to see why Cha Cha is the jewellers of choice for so many clients in recent years.


Contact details

343 Great Horton Rd,



Tel: 01274 576088

Opening Times: Sat-Thurs, 11am-7pm


Debut gold: Double delight for local Kickboxer

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GOLDEN: Robbie Kennedy claimed two Gold medals at the WKC World Championships in Florida earlier this month

GOLDEN: Robbie Kennedy claimed two Gold medals at the WKC World Championships in Florida earlier this month

A kickboxing champ from Bradford is celebrating a successful debut on the international stage this month as he claimed two gold medals in one of the sport’s biggest contests.

27-year-old Robbie Kennedy has recently returned from the WKC World Championships in Florida where he cemented his place amongst the top competitors in his division with a stellar display.

Facing off against opponents from America, Canada and Germany, the heavyweight competitor scooped top prize in the continuous fighting category and team section over the four-day tournament.

PROUD: It was the first time Robbie has represented Team England

PROUD: It was the first time Robbie has represented Team England

A member of the Bradford-based Physical Impact Kickboxing Club, Robbie only took up the sport just over three years ago yet has experienced a meteoric rise onto the world stage.

With his latest two medals taking pride of place in his ever growing trophy cabinet, Robbie described what it was like to represent his country.

“It was an honour to go out there and compete as part of Team England,” he said. “To be entered in three different sections, for the first time on an international level, and to come back with two gold medals is something I can be really proud of.

“I was representing England and of course my gym, Physical Impact, on the world stage and I would never have imagined doing so when I first took up kickboxing.”

Robbie was the oldest representative from his club to be competing in the prestigious contest and was somewhat of a late starter in the sport.

He competed in his first national competition back in 2012, claiming Silver and Bronze medals, and has since become a national, and now world, champion.

“I’m still not used to be calling a world champion,” he added. “I’ve never competed in a tournament like that before so I think it is still sinking in what I achieved.”

After winning Gold in his individual section, Robbie was selected by the national coach to take part in the Team categories where he was able to double his tally of medals.

Fighting six times over four days, the martial arts ace only suffered a single defeat and thanked the team for their support.

He said: “To be selected for the team section after my continuous fighting medal was another honour for me. It wasn’t something I was expecting when I went out there but to be selected was a great experience.

SUPPORT: Robbie and the team from Physical Impact Kickboxing celebrate with the world championships medals

SUPPORT: Robbie and the team from Physical Impact Kickboxing celebrate with the world championships medals

“I want to thank my trainers here at Physical Impact Kickboxing for all their support and all the staff and coaches at Team England.”

Head coach at Physical Impact, Mohammed Shaban, praised Robbie’s attitude in the sport and hoped it would be the first of many future international successes.

“Robbie is very committed and dedicated to his kickboxing,” he said.

“He trains very hard and very regular. The key to his success is dedication and he sacrifices a lot of his own time to get to the level that he is at.

“We are all really proud of his achievements and hopefully it is a stepping stone to further success.”