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Hatton Garden robbery: Woman comes forward to police claiming she is missing £7m worth of gold

Mirror logo Mirror 6/01/2017 Chris kitching
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A woman has come forward to police claiming she is missing £7m worth of gold following the Hatton Garden heist nearly two years ago.

The woman claimed her safety deposit box was stolen during the raid in 2015, but she only realised it was missing after the trial of the group behind the famous robbery.

An estimated £10m of loot is still missing from Britain's biggest theft after the gang drilled into a vault to raid underground safety deposit boxes in London’s jewellery quarter in April 2015.

Police are still hunting an elusive fugitive known as 'Basil', a safe-cracker who vanished shortly after the burglary.

If the woman's claim is confirmed it would raise the gang's total haul to around £21m, Sky News reported.

A Met Police spokesperson said: "In February 2016, police were made aware of a further allegation of theft in relation to the Hatton Garden burglary in April 2015.

"A formal allegation was subsequently made to officers in June 2016 of theft from a security box, where the victim is alleging the loss of a substantial amount of property.

"The investigation is ongoing."

Seven men were convicted of their involvement in the robbery which netted an estimated £14m.

Credits: Getty © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc Credits: Getty Ageing ringleaders John "Kenny" Collins, 76, Daniel Jones, 62, and Terry Perkins, 68, all pleaded guilty to their roles and were each jailed for seven years.

The group's oldest member Brian Reader, 78, was sentenced to six years and three months.

Carl Wood, 60, and William Lincoln, 61, who were found guilty after a trial, got six years and seven years, respectively.

Hugh Doyle, 50, who also denied being involved, was handed a 21-month jail sentence suspended for two years.

An eighth man was found not guilty.

The gang was caught after one was captured on CCTV driving his own car to the scene of the crime.

They carried out the meticulously planned crime over the Easter weekend, ransacking 73 safety deposit boxes at Hatton Garden Safe Deposit after using a drill to bore a hole into a 50-cm thick concrete vault wall.

Valuables worth up to £14m, including gold, diamonds and sapphires, were taken. Two-thirds of them remain unrecovered.

Last month it was reported that the gang was given more than £660,000 legal aid, with £10m of the haul still missing.

Confiscation hearings have yet not taken place.

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