Hatton Garden heist: Eight charged over Easter bank holiday jewellery raid

The men will appear before Westminster Magistrates Court

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The Independent Online

Eight people have been charged with conspiracy to burgle in connection with the Hatton Garden jewellery heist, the Metropolitan Police have said.

The men – aged from 48 to 76 - were remanded in custody and are due to appear at Westminster Magistrates Court.

They were named as Terry Perkins, 67, of Heene Road, Enfield, Daniel Jones, 58, of Park Avenue, Enfield, John Collins, 74, of Blestoe Walk, Hugh Doyle, 48, of Riverside Gardens, William Lincoln, 59, of Winkley Street, all London, Carl Wood, 58, of Elderbeck Close, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, and Brian Reader, 76, and Paul Reader, 50, of Dartford Road, Dartford, Kent.

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Brian Reader (L) and his son Paul with his mother Lynne (R)

Brian Reader and his son Paul are thought to run a second-hand car dealership called Pentire Cars from their home.

Hugh Doyle, a plumber from Enfield, was the third suspect to be named after his arrest on Tuesday.

Scotland Yard said in a statement: “Detectives from the Met’s Flying Squad investigating the burglary at Hatton Garden have this evening, Wednesday, 20 May, charged… eight men with conspiracy to burgle.

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Hugh Doyle, one of the men charged

“All eight men have been remanded in custody to appear before Westminster Magistrates Court on Thursday.

“A ninth man has been bailed to a date to be confirmed pending further enquiries.”

Police had offered a £20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of all those involved in the raid, which saw a large hole 20in drilled through the wall of a vault in Hatton Garden, known as London’s jewellery quarter.

Some reports suggested that the value of the property stolen in the heist was as much as £200m.