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Four men plead guilty over Hatton Garden raid

The Hatton Garden Safe Deposit company. Credit: PA

Four men have pleaded guilty to conspiracy to burgle in connection with the Hatton Garden raid.

More than 10 million pounds' worth of valuables were stolen in the jewellery raid that happened over Easter weekend.

Thieves drilled a large hole into a vault at the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit before escaping with the goods.

The vaults were ransacked in April this year. Credit: Metropolitan Police / PA

In total, 13 people appeared in court, with nine accused of conspiring together to enter the deposit company.

John Collins, Daniel Jones, Terry Perkins and Brian Reader entered guilty pleas at Woolwich Crown Court on Friday morning.

Three men - Hugh Doyle, William Lincoln and John Harbinson - denied the charges. Two of the men - Paul Reader and Carl Wood - are yet to enter pleas.

More than 70 boxes were raided. Credit: PA

The deposit company, owned by Sudanese father and son Mahendra and Manish Bavis, has since gone into liquidation after trade dried up and fewer people wanting to place their valuables there.

The four men will be sentenced at a later date that is yet to be confirmed.

Radical preacher Anjem Choudary granted bail

A file photo of Anjem Choudary Credit: PA

Radical preacher Anjem Choudary has been granted conditional bail at the Old Bailey as he awaits trial for allegedly encouraging support for Islamic State.

The 48-year-old married father-of-five appeared before the Old Bailey via video link from top security Belmarsh prison alongside his co-accused Mohammed Rahman.

Following lengthy legal argument Mr Justice Saunders granted them both bail with a range of strict conditions ahead of their trial, which is due to start next year.

They are both charged with inviting support for the banned terror group Isil, also known as Isis or Islamic State, between 29th June, 2014, and 6th March 2015, by posting on social media.

Refugees leave Budapest station on 'walk to Austria'

Migrants hold signs in front of Keleti railway station in Budapest Credit: Reuters

A large group of refugees and migrants stranded at Hungary'smain international railway station in Budapest have left to start walking to Austria, according to reports.

A photographer from the Reuters news agency reported seeing hundreds of people leave makeshift camps at the station to begin the walk to the Austro-Hungary frontier.

Elsewhere, Hungarian police say that about 300 people broke out of a reception camp at Roszke near the Serbian border.

Train refugees 'climb gates of Hungarian camp and leave'

A group of refugees and migrants who were shipped from the Hungarian train stand-off to a nearby camp have immediately climbed the gates and left, ITV News journalists at the scene have reported.

ITV News Europe Editor James Mates and international affairs producer Georgina Brewer tweeted images of the "absurd" events earlier.


UN: Britain to take a further 4,000 Syrian refugees

The UN refugee agency says Britain will take a further 4,000 Syrian refugees from camps in the Middle East, reports the Associated Press.

"We obviously welcome very much the move to increase resettlement spaces for Syrians in the UK. Those spaces are going to be critical to the lives and future of 4,000 people," said UN spokeswoman Melissa Fleming.

Earlier, David Cameron said that the UK would accept "thousands more" people, but did not specify a number. Mr Cameron said further details would be given next week.

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