Heathrow raiders steal pounds 1m cash

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Robbers escaped with pounds 1m in used British and foreign currency yesterday after spraying a courier and his driver with gas at Heathrow Airport. Police said the two men were returning to their car at Terminal One when they were approached by three men who sprayed what was thought to be CS gas into their faces.

A Scotland Yard spokeswoman said they worked for a private security firm, which she was not prepared to name. They were treated in hospital for eye injuries but later released. The money was being transferred from an unnamed source in the Middle East to a financial institution in the City.