Former Metropolitan Police Detective Peter Bleksley has condemned the actions of thieves who broke into the home of Kenneth and Bronson Battersby shorty after they were found dead.
Sixty-year-old Kenneth and two-year-old son Bronson were found dead at their home in Skegness on January 9, after social services attempted to get into the home.
Clifton-Plaice continued: “The television wasn’t taken or any other valuable items but I noticed a few things out of place in the kitchen.
“I looked in the cupboard where Kenny would keep a wallet with his rent money in and it had gone.
“Whoever had taken it had also taken his Tramadol medication. They’d left the packaging but the pills themselves had vanished. I knew they’d been there the day before when the police were here.
“It was just a day after Kenny and Bronson had been found dead in the living room. It makes you despair really, how low can people stoop?”
Discussing the break-in on GB News, Former Met Police Detective Peter Bleksley slammed the “vermin” who committed the crime, calling them “subhuman”.
Bleskley fumed: “Some people are utterly beneath contempt. I sincerely hope that the police investigation into this burglary will be prompt, professional, thorough, and that it will lead to charges being brought thereafter.”
He continued: “I hope to see whoever is responsible in a court and I’m sure there will be a lot of aggravating factors about this crime that I sincerely hope leads to a substantial jail sentence.”
Bleksley was questioned by host Martin Daubney on the rise of crimes in “socially deprived” areas of Britain, including Skegness.
Peter Bleksley said the criminals who broke into the home are ‘subhuman’
Bleksley revealed that people were “moved out of areas of chronic social deprivation” in order to create “other areas of chronic social deprivation” on the South Coast.
He explained: “What follows along with deprivation? Crime, because some people regrettably see stealing as a way out of their poverty, as opposed to perhaps getting vocational training, education, getting up and going to work every day.
“And so societal problems spread far and wide and they are now reflected in the length and breadth of the country.
“When we couple that with the immigration issues, people flooding in the country who we simply quite just don’t know who they are, what their backgrounds are, and so many people are aghast at all of this and sadly shake their heads in disbelief.”
Following the tragedy, the Independent Office for Police Conduct announced a probe would be launched into the deaths.
In a statement, the IOPC’s regional director Derrick Campbell said: “The harrowing circumstances in which Kenneth and Bronson Battersby died are truly shocking. Our sympathies go out to everyone affected by their sad deaths.
“It is appropriate we carry out an independent investigation to consider the police response to any prior welfare concerns that were raised. We will be examining whether there were any missed opportunities by police to check on Mr Battersby and Bronson sooner.
“We will be in contact with Bronson’s mother and Mr Battersby’s family in due course to explain our role and how our investigation will progress.”