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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.

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