Palace of Westminster contractor who stole from Millbank sentenced


A former contractor who had been working at the Palace of Westminster and who stole more than £15,000 from offices at Millbank House has been sentenced.

Glen Marshall, 53, stole a Mont Blanc pen, around £215 in cash and three cheques in the name of Lord John Birt which were locked in a drawer. He used the stolen cheques to pay £15,000 into his own account on three separate occasions.

Yesterday at Southwark Crown Court (Monday, 4 November) Marshall was sentenced to a community order and a 50-day rehabilitation activity requirement. He pleaded guilty to two counts of burglary and three counts of fraud on the same day.

Marshall had been working as a supervisor for Premier Movers days before he burgled Millbank House between 24 May and 28 May this year. The company had access to a number of buildings in Westminster, including the grade II listed building, which consists of government offices and media studios. Marshall’s pass should have been cancelled when he left the company three days before.

Of all the money stolen, only £5,600 was recovered from Marshall’s bank account. A timetable for confiscation has been set to recover the money stolen.

Christian Meikle, from the CPS, said: “Glen Marshall saw an opportunity to steal and he took it.

“He capitalised on his access to Millbank House to commit a large-scale burglary in a high-profile setting.

“The overwhelming CCTV evidence showing Marshall entering and leaving the building in broad daylight, as well as further CCTV of him at banks and ATMs cashing in on the money, meant that he had little choice but to plead guilty.

“Marshall had a previously untarnished employment record and had been an honest employee for well over a decade before he burgled Millbank House. He will now have to face up to the consequences of his actions with future employment opportunities.”

Notes to editors

  • Glen Marshall [DOB: 21.11.1965] is from Edmonton in the London borough of Enfield
  • Christian Meikle is a Senior District Crown Prosecutor for CPS London South.

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