One of the Hatton Garden jewellery thieves has claimed that police are ignoring his offer to show them where he hid his share of the loot.
Danny Jones, who has admitted his part in the £20m theft at the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit company, says he wants to be let out of his high security jail to show police where he hid his share of the loot.
In a letter to Sky News he said that he feared if he is not allowed to reveal where he hid the haul, someone else might find it.
Jones allegedly wrote to Martin Brunt, crime correspondent at sky news: “I’ve instructed my solicitor…to tell the police Flying Squad that I want to give back my share of [the] Hatton Garden burglary, they said it’s in motion.
“I now understand that the police said that the prison Belmarsh won’t release me to the police. What a load of bull.
“The police can’t want it back, as I’m the only person in the world to no [know] where it is, deep down. I want to do the right thing and give it back.”
Jones was one of four men to plead guilty to the raid that took place over the Easter bank holiday weekend. The men are awaiting sentence. Five others have denied involvement and will stand trial next month while four other are yet to enter pleas.
This week a pre-trial hearing heard that police now believed that up to £20m worth of jewellery, gems and cash was stolen in the raid and “a significant amount” had still not been recovered.
Jones added in his letter: “You would have thought the police would have jumped with joy, but for some reason which I don’t know, they are not that interested.”
A spokesperson for Scotland Yard said that it will not comment on an ongoing investigation.