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Met officers recover items from Hatton Garden gems raid

By Ryan Hooper

Published 17/10/2015

Detectives investigating the Hatton Garden jewellery raid have recovered property after searching a cemetery
Detectives investigating the Hatton Garden jewellery raid have recovered property after searching a cemetery

Detectives investigating the Hatton Garden jewellery raid have recovered property after searching a cemetery.

The raid over the Easter weekend saw thieves break into the vault in London's diamond district, after using a drill to bore a hole 20in deep, 10in high and 18in wide in the vault wall.

Once inside the thieves ransacked 73 safety deposit boxes, taking goods worth in excess of £10 million.

In a short statement confirming the recovered property, the Met said: "On October 15 officers from the Met Police Flying Squad searched a venue in north London as part of an ongoing investigation where property was recovered."

The recovery comes after one of the men who admitted his part in the plot offered to tell police where his share of the haul was hidden.

Daniel Jones made the revelation in a letter to a reporter.

The 58-year-old has admitted his part in the burglary and wants to be taken out of his high security Belmarsh Prison cell so he can return what he stole.

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