Final defendants sentenced in Hatton Garden case

21/03/2016

The final defendants have been sentenced today at Woolwich Crown Court in the Hatton Garden burglary case. Nine defendants have been sentenced to a total of more than 40 years' imprisonment for their roles in the crime, which is described at the biggest burglary in English legal history.

The final sentences have been handed down less than a year after the crime was committed. However, this does not mark the end of the case as confiscation proceedings have been initiated against the defendants.

Chief Crown Prosecutor for London, Baljit Ubhey OBE, praised the work of the prosecution team. She said: "The swift and successful outcomes of this case are a testament to the hard work and dedication of the prosecution team and I would like to thank them for all their efforts.

"We worked closely with the police to build a strong case which led to the four main ringleaders pleading guilty due to the overwhelming evidence against them.

"This crime involved a great deal of planning and organisation with the ultimate goal of depriving the customers of Hatton Garden of their property and no doubt living handsomely on the proceeds.

"It must not be forgotten that this burglary caused significant financial loss for many of the victims and for some had a devastating impact on their lives."


Background

Defendants, charges and sentences:

Pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit burglary:

John Kenneth Collins, 75
Seven years imprisonment

Daniel Jones, 60
Seven years imprisonment

Terrence Perkins, 67
Seven years imprisonment

Brian Reader, 76
Six years and three months imprisonment

Found guilty after trial:

Carl Wood, 58
Conspiracy to commit burglary - Six years imprisonment
Conspiracy to conceal, convert or transfer criminal property - Six years imprisonment (concurrent)

William Lincoln, 50
Conspiracy to commit burglary - Seven years imprisonment
Conspiracy to conceal, convert or transfer criminal property - Seven years imprisonment (concurrent)

Hugh Doyle, 48
Concealing, converting or transferring criminal property - 21 months imprisonment suspended for two years

Pleaded guilty to one count of concealing, converting or transferring criminal property:

Terri Robinson, 36
18 months imprisonment suspended for two years, 200 hours unpaid work

Bren Walters, 44
18 months imprisonment suspended for two years, 200 hours unpaid work, 60 days activity requirement, three months curfew