Hatton Garden ringleader Perkins dies in prison

Terry Perkins, one of the ringleaders of the £14m Hatton Garden raid, has died in prison.

The 69-year-old, who was serving a seven-year sentence for his role in the notorious burglary, passed away of natural causes at Belmarsh Prison, a prison service spokesman said.

“As with all deaths in custody, there will be an independent investigation by the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman,” he added.

His death comes just days after he and the other three ringleaders of the raid on the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit were told they must pay £27.5m – based on their available assets – or serve another seven years in jail each.

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