Hatton Garden heist arrest made in Essex today

Photo issued by the Metropolitan Police of the inside of the vault at the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit

Photo issued by the Metropolitan Police of the inside of the vault at the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit company which was robbed over the Easter weekend. - Credit: PA

Detectives from the Flying Squad have arrested a man in Essex in connection with the Hatton Garden jewellery heist this morning.

Photo issued by the Metropolitan Police of the vault door at the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit company

Photo issued by the Metropolitan Police of the vault door at the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit company which was robbed over the Easter weekend. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday April 22, 2015. Police have released dramatic new images of inside the audacious Hatton Garden jewellery raid. The pictures show how the gang neatly tunnelled into the vault through concrete walls to ransack 72 security boxes over the Easter weekend. Photo : Metropolitan Police/PA Wire. - Credit: PA

A 42-year-old British man was arrested at 9.40am today on suspicion of conspiracy to burgle.

The Metropolitan Police will not reveal a more specific location for “operational reasons”.

The man has been taken to a London police station for questioning.

Eight men have been charged in connection with the heist, and are due to appear before magistrates in the capital today.


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The raid, over the Easter weekend, saw 56 safety deposit boxes stolen from the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit Ltd vault with jewellery believed to be worth £200million stolen from the heart of London’s jewellery district.

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