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'Fast Eddie' jailed over 1993 theft of £1.2 million

Eddie Maher took £1.2 million from the security van he was driving in 1993. Photo: Police handout

Robber Eddie Maher - known as "Fast Eddie" - finally faced justice today almost 20 years after he stole £1.2 million and went on the run.

After taking money from a security van he was driving, he fled to America where he forged a new life with his wife and child.

But another member of his family finally brought his freedom to an abrupt end.

Sejal Karia reports:

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