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Cash heist accused before court
Securitas depot
The 53m Securitas raid was the UK's largest cash robbery
Eleven people have appeared at the Old Bailey all facing charges in connection with the 53m Securitas heist in Kent.

They are accused of offences ranging from kidnap, conspiracy to rob and handling money stolen in Britain's biggest cash raid in February.

Mr Justice Penry-Davey remanded them to another hearing on 16 March.

Last month, two other men were arrested and bailed until February. Police are also seeking the extradition of a man arrested in Morocco.

The 11 people who appeared at the Old Bailey will go on to face trial on 16 April.

Car dealer John Fowler, 60, of Chart Hill Road in Staplehurst, Kent, is charged with conspiracy to rob, three counts of kidnapping the depot manager, his wife and son, and handling stolen goods.

Warehouse worker Raluca Antonela Millen, 25, of Dudley Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent; garage owner Roger Lloyd Coutts, 29, of The Green, Welling, south-east London; and sales assistant Katie Philp, 23, of Hadlow Road, Tonbridge, are charged with conspiracy to rob and conspiracy to kidnap.

Extradition proceedings

Car salesman Stuart Royle, 47, of Allen Street in Maidstone, Kent; unemployed Jetmir Bucpapa, 25, of Hadlow Road, Tonbridge; roofer Lea Rusha, 34, of Lambersart Close, Southborough near Tunbridge Wells; and Ermir Hysenaj, 26, of New Road, Crowborough, East Sussex, are charged with conspiracy to rob.

Hairdresser Kim Shackleton, 38, of Allen Street, Maidstone, is charged with handling stolen goods.

Signwriter Keith Borer, 53, of Hempstead Lane, Maidstone, is accused of handling stolen goods; and Michelle Louise Hogg, 31, of Woolwich, south-east London, also a hairdresser, is charged with conspiracy to rob and conspiracy to kidnap.

Lee Murray, a 26-year-old martial arts expert from Sidcup, south London, who was arrested in Morocco on 25 June, is in custody pending extradition proceedings.




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