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Raider brags about Hatton Garden heist


The jury in the Hatton Garden Safety Deposit trial have heard recordings of the raiders bragging about the £14m heist.

According to the BBC, police put recording devices in the cars of Terry Perkins and John Collins after the Easter weekend raid.

Before the recordings were played, Judge Christopher Kinch told Woolwich Crown Court: “There are some colourful sections and some choice language.”

Among the recordings heard by the court was the following exchange:

Daniel Jones: “There are hundreds and hundreds of rings Tel, you know what I mean. There’s loads of them.”

Terry Perkins: “That is the biggest robbery that could have ever been… That will never ever happen again.”

The prosecution alleges that a man referred to in the conversations as “Carl”, is Carl Wood, 58, while “Bill” is William Lincoln, 60 and the “taxi driver” is Jon Harbinson, 42.

A man referred to as “Hughey” is allegedly Hugh Doyle, 48.

The BBC further reports that Perkins suggests it is good that the police think the raid was an inside job as he goes on to brag: “No, they can’t work that out. That is the biggest robbery that could have ever ever been.”

Perkins can also be heard discussing how with his share will pay of his daughter’s holiday, and that if he melts down his gold, it could be his pension.

Elsewhere the recordings unveil conversations about the victims whose jewellery was stolen with Jones saying to Perkins that he feels “ a bit sorry” for them.

John ‘Kenny’ Collins, 75, Daniel Jones, 58, Terry Perkins, 67, and Brian Reader, 76, have all already pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit burglary at Hatton Garden Safe Deposit and 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.


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