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New date for pleas over 53m raid

A court hearing where seven people charged over the 53m Securitas robbery in Kent were expected to enter pleas has been delayed for a month.

Judge Andrew Patience QC has put back the date for the plea and directions hearing at Maidstone Crown Court from 12 June to 10 July.

Five men and two women face various charges in connection with the raid in Tonbridge on 22 February.

More than 30m of the stolen cash is still missing.

John Fowler, 60, of Staplehurst in Kent, is charged with three counts of kidnap, conspiracy to rob and handling stolen goods.

Raluca Millen, 25, of Dudley Road, in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, is accused of conspiracy to rob and conspiracy to kidnap.

Stuart Royle, 47, from Maidstone, Jetmir Bucpapa, 25, from Tonbridge, Lea Rusha, 33, from Southborough - all in Kent - and Ermir Hysenaj, 26, from Crowborough in East Sussex, are all charged with conspiracy to rob.

Kim Shackleton, 38, from Maidstone, has been charged with handling stolen goods.

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