Jury selection began today in the case of nine men accused of taking part in Britain's biggest jewellery robbery.
The defendants are all charged in relation to the £40 million raid on Graff jewellers in New Bond Street, Mayfair, central London, on August 6 last year.
Judge Jeffrey Pegden QC will oversee the 10-week trial at Woolwich Crown Court in London.
A panel of 19 jurors was chosen today. The final 12 are due to be selected and sworn in tomorrow, with the trial expected to open on Wednesday.
A gang forced a woman employee to fill a bag with 43 pieces of jewellery, including earrings, necklaces and watches.
They used a series of getaway cars and a motorcycle to escape across the capital, firing two shots in the process.
All nine defendants are charged with conspiracy to rob Graff jewellers between August 3 and August 7 2009.
Aman Kassaye, 24, of no fixed address, is also charged with kidnap and possession of a handgun and sawn-off shotgun.
Craig Calderwood, 27, also of no fixed address, is charged with possessing a handgun and sawn-off shotgun.
The other seven defendants are:
* Solomun Beyene, 25, of Lilestone Street, Marylebone, north-west London;
* Clinton Jamal Mogg, 42, of Westby Road, Bournemouth, Dorset;
* Courtney Lawrence, 31, of Ladbroke Grove, west London;
* Gregory Jones, 30, of Elgin Avenue, Maida Vale, west London;
* Benjamine McFarlane, 22, of Paveley Street, Marylebone, north-west London;
* David Joseph, 23, of Flaxman Road, Loughborough Junction, south-east London; and
* Thomas Thomas, 45, of Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames.