A heroic motorcycle salesman injured fighting off six armed thieves during an attempted robbery has criticised police for wrongly telling him their investigation into the crime was closed.
Sales manager Adrian Couzens was working with his colleague Paul Read at Ducati Croydon in St James Road, when intruders tried to seize two £25,000 bikes on September 4.
CCTV captured the dramatic confrontation and showed Mr Read, 36, beat back three men dressed in biking leathers and helmets who were clinging to a bike, before Mr Couzens, 29, jumped in to help him see off the raiders.
Mr Couzens, who broke his wrist in the fracas, said he was shocked when he was told earlier this month the police investigation had been closed after just four months.
But after an inquiry from the Croydon Guardian, Mr Couzens was contacted by the police to be told there had been a mix-up and the case had not closed.
Mr Couzens, determined to see those who attacked him and his colleague, brought to justice, said he would be calling on Metropolitan Police Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe to explain the lack of progress in the case when he visited Croydon on Wednesday.
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