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Three found guilty over £14m Hatton Garden gems raid

By Nina Massey

Three men have been found guilty of involvement in the £14m Hatton Garden raid - believed the biggest burglary in British history.

The gang of thieves carried out the "sophisticated" and meticulously planned break-in over the Easter weekend last year.

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

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

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 this year.

Ringleaders John 'Kenny' Collins (75), Daniel Jones (60), Terry Perkins (67), and the group's oldest member Brian Reader (76), pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit burglary last September.

It can now also be reported that Perkins' daughter Terri Robinson (35), of Sterling Road, Enfield, faces being jailed alongside him after she pleaded guilty to concealing, converting or transferring criminal property.

Her brother-in-law Brenn Walters (43), who is also known as Ben Perkins, admitted the same offence.

Collins, Perkins and Reader are due to be sentenced along with Wood, Lincoln and Doyle by Judge Christopher Kinch QC on March 7.

Robinson and Walters, meanwhile, are due to be sentenced on March 31.

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