Four men have pleaded guilty to their roles in the now infamous £10million Hatton Harden jewellery heist in London.
The incident took place over this year’s April bank holiday and saw items worth over £10m stolen from more than 70 safety deposit boxes in the capital city’s jewellery quarter.
John Collins, 74, Daniel Jones, 58, Terry Perkins, 67, and Brian Reader, 76, all admitted conspiracy to burgle in connection with the raid.
The court hearing took place at Woolwich Crown Court in south-east London today. Each man was charged with conspiracy to burgle, which was further described by the judge as “conspiracy to burgle, namely to enter Hatton Garden Safe Deposit in London with intent to steal, between January 1 and April 7.”
The men, who are yet to be sentenced, were supported by their friends and family who lined up in the public gallery.
Following the raid, the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit company was forced into liquidation due to how much it “owed money to companies and people.”
Five other men still face trial for conspiring to commit the burglary.