Three men convicted for involvement in Hatton Garden jewellery raid

PUBLISHED: 14:58 14 January 2016 | UPDATED: 16:01 14 January 2016

The hole drilled in the vault wall during the multimillion-pound heist (Photo: Metropolitan Police via Getty Images)

The hole drilled in the vault wall during the multimillion-pound heist (Photo: Metropolitan Police via Getty Images)

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Dartford’s Brian Reader, 76 had already pleaded guilty

Three men have been found guilty today in the Hatton Garden jewellery raid trial, after four men including Dartford’s Brian Reader, 76 previously pleaded guilty.

The four men other had previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to burgle following the Easter weekend raid last year, noted as the largest burglary in English legal history.

An estimated £14million worth of jewellery, gold and cash was stolen during the raid between April 2 to April 5.

Met Police have so far recovered less than £4million of the stolen goods.

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.

Hugh Doyle, 48, of Riverside Gardens, Enfield, was found guilty of concealing, converting or transferring criminal property.

73 safety deposit boxes were broken into by the gang, after they had bored a hole through a vault wall.

Ed Hall, CPS London reviewing lawyer said: “Following a successful prosecution the Crown Prosecution Service, together with the MPS, have convicted the men who carried out the biggest burglary in English legal history.

“The four main ringleaders, a close-knit group of experienced criminals, some of whom had been involved in other high-value crimes, pleaded guilty after realising the strength of the case against them. As a result of this trial, three other men who played significant roles including the moving and concealing the stolen gold and jewels have also been convicted.

“This was a challenging case for the CPS given the huge amount of evidence generated from a crime that was years in the planning. It was our job to present to the jury a clear picture of the planning, commission and aftermath of the burglary and how the defendants each played their roles. Today’s convictions are a testament to the dedication and hard work of the prosecution team in doing this so well.”

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