Three guilty of record-breaking £14m Hatton Garden raid in UK

Three men have been found guilty of being involved in the £14m (€18.5m) Hatton Garden raid — believed to be the biggest burglary in British history.

The gang carried out the “sophisticated” and meticulously planned break-in over the Easter weekend last year.

They ransacked 73 boxes at Hatton Garden Safety Deposit in London, after using a drill to bore a hole into the vault wall.

Valuables including gold, diamonds and sapphires, were taken. Two thirds of the haul remains unrecovered.

Carl Wood, 58, of Elderbeck Close, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, and William Lincoln, 60, of Winkley St, Bethnal Green, east London, were convicted of conspiracy to commit burglary and conspiracy to conceal, convert or transfer criminal property.

Jon Harbinson, 42, of Beresford Gardens, Benfleet, Essex, was cleared of the two offences.

Plumber Hugh Doyle, 48, of Riverside Gardens, Enfield, north London, was found guilty of concealing, converting or transferring criminal property between January 1 and May 19, 2015.

Another thief, known only as Basil, let his co-conspirators into the building by opening the fire escape from inside.

All of the men are due to be sentenced by Judge Christopher Kinch QC on March 7.


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