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Uninsured victims of last month's audacious raid at Hatton Garden are set to be forced to take a loss on their stolen goods.
The unluckiest are even likely to lose their livelihoods, it is thought, after 25 of the victims met today to work out what, if anything, they could do.
ITV News Reporter Rebecca Barry:
The victims of the Hatton Garden jewellery heist have been told that any chances of recovering their stolen goods are "very limited".
Around 25 people met today at the London Diamond Bourse, a trading association with several members affected by the raid.
Harry Levy, president of the LDB, told ITV afterwards that he was "very pessimistic" that anything would be recovered.
Mr Levy said: “I was very pessimistic when I spoke to the people who have lost everything. I said that the possibilities of recovering money are very limited in this case. You never recover money from these big robberies.”
Police have offered a £20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of people involved in the raid.
The independent inquiry into historic child sex abuse will investigate the allegations made against Lord Greville Janner, it has been confirmed.
Justice Lowell Goddard, the New Zealander appointed to head the inquiry, has asked the Director of Public Prosecutions for the full files held on Lord Janner, who is accused of a string of abuses during the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.
Justice Goddard said that "the depth of public concern" over the Janner case "exemplifies the need for a thorough and wholly independent investigation into the adequacy of institutional responses to child sexual abuse, particularly where persons in positions of influence are alleged to have abused children in institutional settings and have, for one reason or another, escaped prosecution over a number of years."
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