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  1. Live updates for 9 March have finished for the day. Join us again tomorrow from 08:00.

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    London Live has finished for today. We're back from 08:00 tomorrow with more news, sport, travel and weather from around the area. Join us then.

  2. Weather: A chilly night ahead

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    Most eastern areas will become dry tonight, but there'll be some showery rain and persistent cloud in the west.

    A chilly night with winds falling but temperatures staying a little above freezing.

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    You can view our full forecast for the next few days on the BBC weather pages.

  3. Hatton Garden raid: The search for 'Basil' continues

    A man who's thought to have let the Hatton Garden gang into the building housing the safety deposit boxes has still not been traced. 

    The man, nicknamed "Basil", is also thought to have damaged the alarm, but failed to disarm it and so alerted a security guard.

    Alarm system

    Speaking following today's sentencing of members of the gang, Det Supt Craig Turner said: "We would ask anyone who has information as to the identity of 'Basil' or the whereabouts of the outstanding jewellery, to contact police."

    He added that a reward of £20,000 was being offered for information leading to an arrest. 

  4. Hatton Garden: Doyle 'just got sucked in'

    Speaking outside Woolwich Crown Court this afternoon, Hugh Doyle, who was given a 21-month prison sentence, suspended for two years for his part in the Hatton Garden raid, said he'd known John "Kenny" Collins for a "quite a few years". 

    "It is literally... [I] just got sucked into it. It's just one of those things," he said.

  5. Hatton Garden raid: Collins is 'a good man'

    Speaking outside Woolwich Crown Court following today's sentencing, a friend of John Collins said he was "a good man".

    Mr Lane said: "If they went to war they'd be in the front, they wouldn't be hiding in the shadows. 

    "They've gone to work with electric drills and yet they've been guarded with machine guns and helicopters - what's all that about, they can't run a hundred yards."

    John Collins

    Mr Lane added: "Kenny is an old-school criminal, commit the crime do the time, get on with it, get home.

    "He's a good man, does a lot for charity - that weren't mentioned up there, was it?"

  6. Hatton Garden raid: More sentencing dates set

    Terry Perkins's daughter Terri Robinson, 35, of Sterling Road, Enfield, pleaded guilty to concealing, converting or transferring criminal property, alongside her brother-in-law Brenn Walters, 43, who is also known as Ben Perkins. 

    They will be sentenced for their roles in the Hatton Garden jewellery raid on 21 March.

    Brian Reader's case will be listed for mention on the same day. 

    The 76-year-old, from Dartford in Kent, was too ill to attend today's sentencing hearing at Woolwich Crown Court.  He suffered a second stroke while at Belmarsh Prison and may only have months to live.

  7. Hatton Garden raid: Men were 'career criminals'

    Speaking following sentencing of the gang at Woolwich Crown Court, Det Supt Turner added: "To date we have recovered just under a third of the property and much of it has already been returned to the victims. 

    "We have also been responsible for putting all but one of the suspects behind bars. 

    "There will be some out there who have sympathy for these men believing this crime to be a bold heist where no-one got hurt. 

    "The truth is these men were career criminals who didn't give a moments thought for the people they were stealing from."

  8. Hatton Garden raid: An 'audacious burglary'

    In a statement released by the Met Police following sentencing of those involved in the Hatton Garden raid, Det Supt Craig Turner said: "This was an audacious burglary in the heart of London's diamond district. 

    "The individuals responsible clearly thought they had got away with it. But thanks to meticulous and dogged detective work, they hadn't."

    Forensic officer enters the building
  9. Hatton Garden raid: Dolye 'sorry for any inconvenience'

    Hugh Doyle added as he left Woolwich Crown Court: "I feel sorry for the victims for what's happened because people's lives have been devastated here.

    "I'm sorry for any inconvenience."

    A statement released on behalf of Doyle read: "We are delighted that the sentence imposed today by the court will enable Mr Doyle to focus on his family and on his business. 

    "We have lodged an application for permission to appeal against his conviction which will be considered in due course."

  10. Hatton Garden: Doyle 'relieved' it's over

    Hugh Doyle, a plumber from Enfield, was jailed for 21 months, suspended for two years, for his involvement in the £14 million Hatton Garden jewellery raid.

    Leaving court, the 49-year-old said: "I'm relieved that it's nearly all over. I'd just like to thank my legal team. 

    "I just want to spend some time with my family now and I've got boilers to fit in north London."

    Hugh Doyle
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  12. Hatton Garden raid: 'Worst of its type'

    The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) had asked the judge to cast aside sentencing guidelines, submitting that the statutory maximum of 10 years in prison for conspiracy to burgle should be taken as a starting point. 

    The CPS also applied for the imposition of criminal behaviour orders (CBOs).

    Judge Kinch agreed the burglary "must rank among the worst offences of its type" but did not think CBOs were necessary "bearing in mind the relative mature ages of the defendants".

    Hatton Garden robbery
  13. Hatton Garden raid: 'In a class of its own'

    Sentencing at Woolwich Crown Court, Judge Christopher Kinch QC said: "The burglary of the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit vault in April 2015 has been labelled by many - including some defendants and advocates in this case - as the biggest burglary in English legal history. 

    "Whether that assertion is capable of proof, I do not know. However, it is clear that the burglary at the heart of this case stands in a class of its own in the scale of the ambition, the detail of the planning, the level of preparation and the organisation of the team carrying it out, and in terms of the value of the property stolen."

    Hatton Garden break-in
  14. Who took part in the Hatton Garden raid?

    The gang - including men who were involved in the Security Express and Brinks Mat robberies - breached the vault at Hatton Garden Safe Deposit in central London over the Easter weekend last year.  

    John Collins, 75, Daniel Jones, 61, Terry Perkins, 67 (top row left to right) and Carl Wood, 59, William Lincoln, 60, and Hugh Doyle (bottom row left to right) were all jailed at Woolwich Crown Court

    Brian Reader, 77, from Dartford, (not pictured) will be sentenced later. 

    Hatton Garden robbers
  15. Plumber jailed over Hatton Garden raid

    Plumber Hugh Doyle, of Riverside Gardens, Enfield, is jailed for 21 months, suspended for two years for his part in the Hatton Garden jewellery raid

    He had been found guilty of concealing, converting or transferring criminal property between January 1 and May 19 last year. 

  16. Hatton Garden: Brian Reader sentencing 'later'

    Brian Reader, 77, from Dartford, was also due to be sentenced this afternoon for his part in the Hatton Garden jewellery raid.

    However, after falling ill in Belmarsh prison and suffering a second stroke, he was not well enough to attend court. He is due to be sentenced later.

    Brian Reader
  17. Six men sentenced for roles in Hatton Garden safe deposit raid

    Five men involved in the £14 million Hatton Garden jewellery raid have been jailed for up to seven years.

    Ringleaders John "Kenny" Collins, 75, of Bletsoe Walk, Islington, north London; Daniel Jones, 61, of Park Avenue, Enfield, north London; Terry Perkins, 67, of Heene Road, Enfield, and Brian Reader, 77, of Dartford Road, Dartford, Kent, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit burglary last September. 

    Collins, Jones and Perkins were each given a seven-year prison term at Woolwich Crown Court.

    Hatton Garden

    Carl Wood, 59, of Elderbeck Close, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, and William Lincoln, 60, of Winkley Street, Bethnal Green, east London, were found guilty of the same offence and one count of and conspiracy to conceal, convert or transfer criminal property, after trial.

    Lincoln was also given a seven-year sentence, and Wood was jailed for six years.

  18. Hatton Garden jewellery raid robbers jailed

    The judge at Woolwich Crown Court has begun sentencing those involved with the Hatton Garden jewellery raid.

    Earlier, John "Kenny" Collins, 75, was jailed for seven years for his involvement in the £14 million burglary.

    Daniel Jones, 61, has also been jailed for seven years as has 67-year-old Terry Perkins.

  19. BreakingHatton Garden jewellery raid sentencing

    John "Kenny" Collins, 75, has been jailed for seven years at Woolwich Crown Court for his involvement in the £14 million Hatton Garden jewellery raid.

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