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Eddie Maher - known as "Fast Eddie" - has been jailed for five years at Southwark Crown Court after admitting the 1993 theft of a security van containing £1.2 million. Maher spent almost 20 years on the run in the US.
Eddie Maher, who spent almost 20 years as a fugitive in the US, today admitted at Southwark Crown Court the 1993 theft of a security van containing £1.2 million.
A man charged with the theft of security van, which contained £1.2 million in 1993, is to appear at Southwark Crown Court today.
Eddie Maher, 57, originally from South Woodham Ferrers, Essex, was arrested in the US and deported in May last year.
He was charged after the Securicor van he was driving disappeared from outside Lloyds Bank, Felixstowe on January 22, 1993.
Maher's partner, Deborah Brett, 47, his sister, Margaret Francis, 64, and a 54-year-old man, from Woodford Green, east London, are all currently on bail after being arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender and conspiracy to commit theft.
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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.
ITV News Anglia correspondent Malcolm Robertson reports on how Eddie Maher was brought to justice after 20 years on the run.