Hatton Garden Heist: First Pictures from Inside the Vault

Police have released the first images from inside the vault raided in the Hatton Garden jewel heist, showing the chaotic scenes left behind.

Thieves raided the vault over the Easter weekend earlier this month and broke into 72 deposit boxes, containing an estimated £60 million worth of jewellery.

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The thieves drilled holes 18 inches wide and 10 inches high through the thick concrete wall.

HATTON2204BThe vault door proved no obstacle for the thieves.

HATTON2204FThe gang got inside by prising open iron bars (right).

HATTON2204EThe chaotic scene left behind, with safety deposit boxes strewn over the floor.

HATTON2204GA close-up of the bars

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