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Date set for security van trial

The man wanted by police following the theft of more than a million pounds from a security van in Felixstowe in 1993 will face trial in March.

Eddie Maher, formerly from Essex, was extradited from the United States earlier this year where he had been living for nearly 20 years.

Eddie Maher was arrested in the US Credit: ITV Anglia

The 57 year old appeared at the Old Bailey by video-link from prison. The trial will begin at Ipswich Crown Court on March 4th next year.

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Eddie Maher in court

Eddie Maher deported to UK

Eddie Maher Credit: PA

Eddie Maher, the man wanted in connection with the theft of a million pounds from a security van in Felixstowe is due in court in Suffolk today.

Suffolk Police have been looking for Mr Maher since the incident took place in 1993.

Maher had been living in Missouri in the USA where he was arrested on 8 February 2012 on suspicion of immigration and firearms offences.

Suffolk Police immediately began extradition proceedings. The 56-year-old - nicknamed 'Fast Eddie' is due before magistrates in Suffolk this morning.

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