Hatton Garden jewellery heist gang jailed for 34 years

The gang who helped carry out the biggest burglary in English legal history at a safety deposit box in London's Hatton Garden have been jailed for a total of 34 years.

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Police renew appeal to find 'Basil' - the missing Hatton Garden robber

Flying Squad boss DSpt Craig Turner, Met Police. Credit: ITV News

The Metropolitan Police have renewed its appeal for information about missing Hatton Garden thief known only as "Basil".

Speaking outside the court where several of the gang were sentenced today, Detective Superintendent Craig Turner, head of the Flying Squad, said:

The individual known as 'Basil' remains unknown. We believe he let the group in and possibly disarmed the alarm.

Basil is still wanted in connection with the burglary and we would ask anyone who has information as to the identity of 'Basil' or the whereabouts of the outstanding jewellery, to contact police.

We are offering a reward of up to £20,000 for information leading to his arrest and conviction and the recovery of the outstanding property.

– DSpt Craig Turner, Met Police

Loot worth up to £14 million, including gold, diamonds and sapphires, were taken. Two-thirds of it remains unrecovered.

Hatton Garden: Hugh Doyle apologises to victims of raid

One of the men involved in the Hatton Garden raid has said he feels sorry for the victims of the audacious robbery.

Plumber Hugh Doyle was found guilty of concealing, converting or transferring criminal property between 1 January and 19 May last year.

He was jailed for 21 months, suspended for two years.

Leaving court, Doyle said:

I'm relieved that it's nearly all over. I'd just like to thank my legal team.

I just want to spend some time with my family now and I've got boilers to fit in north London.

I've known Ken (John Collins) for quite a few years ... but it's just one of those things.

I feel sorry for the victims for what's happened because people's lives have been devastated here.

I'm sorry for any inconvenience.

– Hugh Doyle


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