Ipswich/Felixstowe: Eddie Maher appears at crown court

EDDIE Maher – the former security guard charged with the theft of nearly �1.2million – appeared at Ipswich Crown Court today.

The 57-year-old is charged with the theft of �1,172,500, allegedly stolen in an armoured Securicor van from outside Lloyds Bank in Hamilton Road, Felixstowe, on January 22, 1993.

It is alleged that, Maher – who was working as a Securicor driver at the time – drove off with a van containing the money, while his colleague entered the bank.

Maher was arrested in the USA on firearms charges earlier this year and he was extradited back to the UK in July.

Today was his first appearance at crown court.

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There was a brief hearing before Judge Rupert Overbury and the case was adjourned until September 7, when Maher is expected to enter a plea.

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