Nine questioned in Hatton Garden raid

Photo Credit: Daily Record
Photo Credit: Daily Record

Police are continuing to question nine men arrested in connection with the Hatton Garden safety deposit raid in London.

Aged between 43 and 76, were detained after a string of raids in and around the London and Kent area reports BBC.

A number of high-value items were recovered as about 200 officers swooped on 12 addresses, the Met Police said.

The contents of 56 safety deposit boxes were taken during the raid in London’s jewellery district over the Easter weekend.

All nine suspects, described as white British men, have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to burgle.

Four, aged between 48 and 74, were arrested in Enfield, north London.

A 59-year-old was detained in north London while a 76-year-old man was held alongside a 50-year-old in Dartford, Kent.

The two remaining men were also arrested in North London.

Officers continue to search a number of addresses in connection with the arrests.

Det Supt Craig Turner, head of the Met Police Flying Squad, appealed for information about a white Transit van seen at the time of the raid.

He said the vehicle, registration DU53 VNG, had been captured on CCTV near Hatton Garden Safe Deposit Ltd on 2 April.

The footage had been in police hands for “quite a period of time”, Det Supt Turner said, but it had not been released for operational reasons.