Police Make New Arrest over Hatton Garden Raid

The vault at the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit company in London

Detectives investigating the Hatton Garden raid have arrested a 57-year-old man on suspicion of burglary, police say.

Scotland Yard said the man was arrested after a search warrant was carried out at an address in Islington, north London on Tuesday morning.

“A number of items were seized from the address” and the man is currently in custody at a north London police station.

A gang of men ransacked 73 boxes when they carried out the raid over Easter bank holiday in 2015, using a drill to bore a hole into the vault’s wall to steal gold, diamonds and sapphires.

John Collins, Daniel Jones, Terry Perkins, (bottom row left to right) Carl Wood, William Lincoln and Hugh Doyle

Valuables worth up to £29m were taken, making it the biggest burglary in English history.

While nine people were jailed over their roles in the raid, another man, known only as Basil, was said to remain at large.

He was instrumental in helping the gang get into the vault in the heart of London’s diamond district.