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Seven men arrested in massive police raid over £200 million jewel heist

Police also admitted that they should have attended the robbery.

Image: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire/Press Association Images

DETECTIVES FROM THE Metropolitan Police’s Flying Squad have arrested seven men in connection with the £200 million jewel, gold and cash heist in London last month.

The men were arrested today at 10.30am when over 200 officers raided 12 properties in north London and Kent, arresting seven men and recovering a “large amount of property”.

The youngest of the men is 50, while the oldest is 76.

Police say that they recovered “a number of large bags containing significant amounts of high value property” which they are confident were taken in the robbery, which took place in London’s Hatton Garden over Easter weekend.

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In a statement, police said that the six-week investigation has been exhaustive.

Over the last six weeks Scotland Yard’s Flying Squad has worked relentlessly, supported by officers from covert policing and major crime commands, to track down those responsible, and recover what was taken.

“An intense investigation has been undertaken to ensure the victims, the individual box owners, the small businesses and the wider Hatton Garden community can get justice.”

They added that procedures relating to the handling of call-outs were not handled and they apologised for police not attending the scene.

Read: Here’s how thieves stole £200 million in gold, jewels and diamonds

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