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Hatton Garden trial jury retires to consider verdict

  • 13 January 2016
  • From the section London
Hatton Garden Safety Deposit scene of robbery Image copyright Met Police
Image caption Thieves cut holes to enter the vault at Hatton Garden Safe Deposit Ltd

Jurors in the trial of four men accused of being involved in the Hatton Garden raid have retired to consider their verdict.

The judge instructed the panel to seek unanimous verdicts in each case.

The burglary, which took place over the Easter weekend last year, saw jewellery and valuables worth an estimated £14m stolen.

It was described during the trial at Woolwich Crown Court as the "largest burglary in English legal history".


Defendants and charges

  • Carl Wood, 58, of Elderbeck Close, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire is charged with conspiracy to commit burglary and conspiracy to conceal, convert or transfer criminal property
  • William Lincoln, 60, of Winkley Street, Bethnal Green is charged with conspiracy to commit burglary and conspiracy to conceal, convert or transfer criminal property
  • Jon Harbinson, 42, of Beresford Gardens, Benfleet, Essex is charged with conspiracy to commit burglary and conspiracy to conceal, convert or transfer criminal property
  • Hugh Doyle, 48, of Riverside Gardens, Enfield is charged with conspiracy to conceal, convert or transfer criminal property and faces an alternative charge of concealing, converting or transferring criminal property

Daniel Jones, 60, of Park Avenue, Enfield, John Collins, 75, of Bletsoe Walk, Islington, Terry Perkins, 67, of Heene Road, Enfield, and Brian Reader, 76, of Dartford Road, Dartford, have previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit burglary.

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