Eddie Maher: Felixstowe security van theft trial date set

Eddie Maher in 2012 and 1993
Image caption Eddie Maher, pictured after his arrest (left) and in 1993 (right), denies the theft

A former security guard arrested in the US after a £1m security van theft in Suffolk nearly 20 years ago will face trial in March, a judge has said.

Eddie Maher, 57, formerly of South Woodham Ferrers, Essex, appeared by video link at the Old Bailey.

The defence applied for the trial to be moved from February to 4 March next year at Ipswich Crown Court.

Mr Justice Fulford allowed the application and remanded Mr Maher in custody.

Mr Maher denies stealing more than £1m while working for Securicor in 1993.

The security van went missing from outside Lloyds Bank in Hamilton Road, Felixstowe in January 1993, and was later found on the town's seafront.

Mr Maher was arrested in Ozark, Missouri, in February.

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