London 17 July 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-49017107 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel The mastermind behind the Hatton Garden heist could avoid being sent back to prison after being diagnosed with dementia, a court has … [Read more...] about Hatton Garden thief could avoid return to jail
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ALL we gotta do is push the cabinet over,” yelled Terry. “Are you stupid or sommat?” replied Brian. ITV’s drama series Hatton Garden was starting to sound a bit like comedy caper The Italian Job. At any moment someone was going to shout: “You’re only supposed to blow the bloody doors off,” then have a chase in a Mini Cooper. This four-parter about the Hatton Garden heist of Easter weekend 2015 has been entertaining me all week. Partly dramatic, partly hilarious, it was like a poor man’s version of Ocean’s Eleven. That is, if you replaced George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Matt Damon with a few old Cockney codgers moaning about their arthritis. Instead of sharp suits and shades, there were tracksuit bottoms and flat caps. Only in Britain would a wheezing gang of elderly career criminals (nearly) pull off the crime of the century. Breaking into the vault at an underground safe deposit in London’s jewellery quarter … [Read more...] about ‘ITV’s Hatton Garden is a jewel of a heist drama’
The gang is said to have gotten away with £14million worth of jewellery and cash in a daring raid on a safe deposit vault in Hatton Garden in April 2015. The police though were quickly on their trail. Here’s what happened to those who took part. Where are the Hatton Garden robbers? Most of the gang, who had become known as the “diamond wheezers” due to their average age being 63, were put on trial in 2016. Michael Seed Seed, 58, is thought to have been the ringleader of the gang and simply known as ‘Basil’ by the others. He managed to evade being caught for three years despite living in a council house in Islington, less than two miles away from the robbery. Seed was eventually caught in 2018. Police are believed to have identified Seed in November 2015 but waited until March 2018 to arrest him when they could catch him red-handed. He became the tenth person to be convicted in connection with the heist in March 2019 when he was sentenced to ten … [Read more...] about Where are the Hatton Garden robbers now?
Timothy Spall stars in a new four-part TV series about the audacious Hatton Garden robbery, writes Laura Harding.Few crimes in modern times have captured the public imagination like the audacious burglary of the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit Company. The heist in 2015, dubbed “the largest burglary in English legal history” saw an unlikely gang of elderly London robbers pull off a bold jewellery raid worth at least £14 million in the English capital’s diamond district after drilling a hole into the wall of an underground vault.The crime has already been the subject of three films, and now it’s getting the small-screen treatment with the four-part ITV drama Hatton Garden, starring Timothy Spall.“I remember at the time there was a perceived wisdom that it must have been some kind of international group or something,” Spall says in a break between takes on the set of the production, “a very sophisticated group of people.“When you saw those … [Read more...] about Hatton Gardens: Last act of old-school villainy
Life by Press Association May 9, 2019, 12:03 am Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Timothy Spall has said playing a Hatton Garden criminal in a forthcoming drama about the infamous heist was “bloody gruelling”. The four-part ITV series Hatton Garden tells the story of the unlikely gang of elderly London robbers who pulled off the bold jewellery raid in the capital’s diamond district. Spall plays Terry Perkins – one of the men responsible for the daring break-in over the Easter weekend in 2015 – who died in Belmarsh Prison last year. He said: “We recreated the vault in the studio and in filming our story you realised these were old blokes working very hard in what was very difficult, physical, skilled engineering. “So when we got down to filming the work, you realise how hard it was. No wonder my character and the others were exhausted. They were old. “You really got a sense of how difficult … [Read more...] about Timothy Spall: Playing Hatton Garden criminal was gruelling