Five of the men involved in the Hatton garden raid have today been sentenced to a combined time of 34 years behind bars.
John “Kenny” Collins, 75, Daniel Jones, 61, and Terry Perkins, 67, who all pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit burglary last September, have each been sentenced to seven years in prison.
Carl Wood, 59, and William Lincoln, 60, who were convicted of conspiracy to commit burglary and conspiracy to conceal, convert or transfer criminal property after a trial, have been given six and seven years respectively.
Plumber Hugh Doyle, 49 – who was found guilty of concealing, converting or transferring criminal property between 1 January and 19 May last year – has been jailed for 21 months, suspended for two years, for his “limited role”.
Brian Reader, 77, was also due for sentencing but suffered a stroke and is currently undergoing tests for cancer. Reader pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit burglary last September.
The raid – dubbed ‘the largest burglary in British history’ – took place over the Easter bank holiday weekend last year, in which the gang ransacked some 73 boxes and stole £14m worth of jewellery and valuables.