Six men to be sentenced over Hatton Garden raid

Six men convicted for their part in last year’s Hatton Garden raid will be sentenced for their involvement in the crime today (9 March).

The gang face jail terms of up to 10 years each after pleading guilty or being convicted of the raid, in which £14m worth of jewellery and valuables were taken.

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The raid – dubbed ‘the largest burglary in British history’ – took place over the Easter bank holiday weekend last year, when the gang ransacked some 73 boxes at Hatton Garden Safe Deposit after drilling a hole in the wall.

John “Kenny” Collins, 75, Daniel Jones, 61, and Terry Perkins, 67, all pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit burglary last September.

Carl Wood, 59, and William Lincoln, 60, were convicted of conspiracy to commit burglary and conspiracy to conceal, convert or transfer criminal property after a trial.

Plumber Hugh Doyle, 49, was found guilty of concealing, converting or transferring criminal property between 1 January and 19 May last year.

They will not be joined by one of the ‘key ringleaders’, Brian Reader, 77, who suffered a stroke and is currently undergoing tests for cancer. Reader pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit burglary last September.

The judge, Christopher Kinch, adjourned a sentencing hearing on Tuesday (8 March) to consider the punishment he will hand down to the six men. The sentencing will take place at Woolwich Crown Court.

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