Two of the Hatton Garden raiders were previously jailed for involvement in two of the UK’s largest ever robberies, the court head yesterday (Dec 9).
According to a report from the BBC, Brian Reader, 76, was jailed over the £26m Brinks Mat armed robbery in 1983 and Terry Perkins, 67, was jailed for robbing the vaults of Securicor, also known as Security Express, in the same year.
Reader was jailed for eight years for conspiracy to handle stolen goods after the gold bullion robbery in Hounslow, west London, while Perkins was jailed for 22.
Reader was also sentenced to a further year in prison for dishonestly handling £66,000 in cash.
The jury also heard details of the previous convictions of the other men who have already admitted their role in the Hatton Garden raid.
Reader and Perkins have already admitted conspiracy to burgle the Hatton Garden safety deposit, alongside John ‘Kenny’ Collins, 75 and Daniel Jones, 58. These four men will be sentenced at a later date.
Carl Wood, 58, William Lincoln, 60 and Jon Harbinson 42 deny conspiracy to burgle. Hugh Doyle, 48, denies conspiracy to conceal, convert or transfer criminal property.
The trial continues.