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New arrest in £14m Hatton Garden heist probe

Detectives detained a 57-year-old man in an early-morning raid in north London.

A fresh arrest has been made by detectives investigating the 2015 Hatton Garden heist.

Officers from Scotland Yard’s Flying Squad held a 57-year-old man in an early-morning raid in Islington, north London, on Tuesday.

The suspect was arrested at around 7.30am on suspicion of non-residential burglary after his house was searched.

Scotland Yard said “a number of items” had been seized.

The audacious heist was carried out over the Easter weekend in 2015, when a gang ransacked 73 boxes at Hatton Garden Safe Deposit after using a drill to
bore a hole into the vault wall.

Valuables worth up to £29 million, including gold, diamonds and sapphires, were taken.

Nine people were convicted and jailed for their roles in the raid, one of the biggest in UK history.

Another thief, known only as Basil, was said to remain at large. He was instrumental in helping the gang get into the vault in the heart of London’s diamond district.


From Belfast Telegraph