Hatton Garden jewel thief wants to reveal location of stolen jewels

Danny Jones, 58, was one of four men to admit to conspiracy to burgle the safety deposit boxes

Rose Troup Buchanan
Thursday 08 October 2015 14:02 BST
The theft attracted international attention
The theft attracted international attention (Getty)

One of Hatton Gardens jewel thieves has claimed the police are ignoring his offer to show them where he hid his share of the plunder.

Danny Jones admitted his part of the £20 million theft in central London that garnered international attention, but now he says he wants “to do the right thing and give it back."

The 58-year-old thief added if he couldn’t return the jewels to their rightful owners, “I hope some poor sod who's having it hard out there with his or her family find the lot and have a nice life”.

He is being held in a high-risk wing at Belmarsh prison and is reportedly subject to more restrictions than most prisoners at the institution.

Jones claims “the police said that the prison Belmarsh won't release me to the police” in order to locate the hidden jewels.

"The police can't want it back, as I'm the only person in the world to no [know] where it is, deep down," he reportedly wrote to Sky News. "They are trying to make me look a bad person.

"I'm trying my best to put things right and for some reason they don't want me to give it back.”

Jones was one of four men who pleaded guilty to a conspiracy to burgle the Hatton Garden safety deposit boxes in March of this year. Five other men have denied involvement. Four others accused of money laundering and have yet to enter pleas.

Police believe as much as £20 million worth of jewels were taken from the deposit in one of London’s most exclusive jewellers addresses.

Scotland Yard said they did not comment on "on-going investigations" when contacted by The Independent

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