Hatton Garden raider ‘shows police where he hid jewels’ – Telegraph.co.uk

Jones led a convoy of armed officers monitored by police helicopter on Thursday, according to Sky sources.

Jones had warned that if police did not act on his information, there was a danger that the someone else could stumble on the gems and they might never be recovered.

Thieves drilled through a wall into the Hatton Garden vault

In the letter, written from his prison cell, he stated: “I’ve instructed my solicitor… to tell the police Flying Squad that I want to give back my share of (the) Hatton Garden burglary, they said it’s in motion.

“I now understand that the police said that the prison Belmarsh won’t release me to the police. What a load of bull.

“The police can’t want it back, as I’m the only person in the world to no (know) where it is, deep down. I want to do the right thing and give it back.”

He went on to refer to himself as a “burnt-out burglar”, suggesting detectives were scared of taking him out of prison because they feared he would have to get a “hit-squad” to break him out.

Jones is one of four men who have pleaded guilty to conspiracy to burgle the Hatton Garden safe deposit centre in London. They are awaiting sentence.

Jones, of Enfield, north London, John Collins, 74, of Islington, north London,Terry Perkins, 67, of Enfield, north London, and Brian Reader, 76, of Dartford, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to burgle at Hatton Garden Safe Deposit in London with intent to steal, between January 1 and April 7 at a hearing last month.

Five others have denied involvement and are to stand trial next month and four others are accused of money laundering and have yet to enter pleas.

In August, the Hatton Garden safety deposit box company went into liquidation after its trade dried up.

Hatton Garden Safe Deposit Ltd, owned by Sudanese father and son Mahendra and Manish Bavishi, called in liquidators after it became insolvent as a result of the damage caused to its reputation by the raid.