Hatton Garden raid mastermind Brian Reader jailed for six years


Hatton Garden mastermind Brian "the guv'nor" Reader has been sentenced to six years and three months in jail for his role in the £14 million jewellery raid.

The 77-year-old - the oldest member of the gang - suffered a stroke in Belmarsh Prison following what was the biggest burglary in English history.

Appearing via video link at Woolwich Crown Court, Reader, who the court was told now uses a walking frame, was sentenced to six years and three months by Judge Christopher Kinch QC.

Reader, of Dartford Road, Dartford, Kent, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit burglary last September.