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Last Updated: Thursday, 2 March 2006, 21:16 GMT
Fourth person charged after heist
Police officers outside Maidstone Magistrates' Court
Police officers were on duty at the front of the court building
A fourth person has been charged in connection with the 53m Securitas depot robbery in Kent.

Unemployed Jetmir Bucpapa, 24, of Hadlow Road, Tonbridge, is accused of conspiracy to commit robbery and is due before magistrates on Friday morning.

Police have also been given an extension to continue questioning a 33-year-old man, while two others have been released without charge.

On Thursday, three people appeared in court on charges linked to the heist.

The two men and a woman were remanded in custody by magistrates.

John Fowler, 60, from Kent, is accused of conspiracy to rob, handling stolen goods, and kidnapping depot manager Colin Dixon, his wife and young son.

Stuart Royle, 47, of no fixed abode, is charged with conspiracy to rob, while Kim Shackleton, 38, from Kent, faces a charge of handling stolen goods.

Extension granted

Uniformed police officers patrolled the perimeter of Maidstone Magistrates' Court during Thursday's hearing.

The defendants confirmed their names and addresses as the charges were read out to them.

Mr Fowler, a car salesman of Elderden Farm in Staplehurst, Mr Royle, of no fixed address, and Ms Shackleton, of Allen Street, Maidstone, were all remanded in custody until 13 March.

They will then appear for a preliminary hearing at Maidstone Crown Court.

A 14th person arrested in connection with the raid on Thursday in Crowborough, East Sussex, has been released without charge, along with a woman also held on Thursday.

The raid, Britain's biggest cash robbery, happened at the Securitas depot in Tonbridge, Kent, in the early hours of 22 February.

See footage of the depot where the raid took place

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