Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Hatton Garden Raider: I Revealed Loot's Hiding Place to Make Amends, Not Reduce Sentence

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Hatton Garden Raider: I Revealed Loot's Hiding Place to Make Amends, Not Reduce Sentence

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Byline: John Dunne

ONE of the men behind the Hatton Garden jewellery raid has said he told police where his share of the haul was hidden because he wanted to "make amends", not just to get a reduced sentence.

Daniel Jones, 58, has admitted his part in the burglary and previously wrote to a reporter alleging that detectives had ignored his requests to show them to the loot.

Officers from the Metropolitan Police Flying Squad recovered property last week after searching a cemetery but Scotland Yard declined to say what was recovered, name the location or explain how police came to search it.

Jones has again written to Sky News reporter Martin Brunt from his jail cell, saying: "Knowing I'm going to prison for a long time all I want to do is let my two sons no [sic] I'm trying to change for the best.

"I no [sic] I've done wrong. I'm not crying Martin, I did it. I can't talk for other people, only for myself and whatever I get on judgment day I will stand tall, but I want to make amends to all my loved ones and show I'm trying to change. …

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