Ringleader of £14m Hatton Garden heist must sell luxury houses to repay £6.6m or face jail

Brian Reader has been ordered to sell the land after a court ruled that he must repay £6.6million yet to be recovered from the raid or face returning to jail

Brian Reader has been ordered to sell the land after a court ruled that he must repay £6.6million yet to be recovered from the raid or face returning to jail

Brian Reader has been ordered to sell the land after a court ruled that he must repay £6.6million yet to be recovered from the raid or face returning to jail

The ringleader of the Hatton Garden heist plotting to build two luxury homes at the back of his house has run out of money.

Brian Reader had nearly completed the houses in his back garden in Dartford, Kent.

He had been hoping cash from some of the £10million in jewels that the group reportedly sold would help him finish off the project.

But now, Reader has been ordered to sell the land after a court ruled that he must repay £6.6million yet to be recovered from the raid or face returning to jail.

The Court of Appeal also said Reader, who is now 80, must sell his £640,000 home in Dartford, Kent.

The retired car salesman was jailed for six years for his part in the 2015 Hatton Garden safety deposit heist, but was released after serving less than three.

His son Paul applied for planning permission to build the two four-bedroom properties at the back of the home in 2010.

A neighbour told the Sun: ‘They began building a few years ago but all work has been stopped.

An aerial view of the heist ringleader's home in Dartford, Kent, with the almost completed four-bedroom homes to the rear

An aerial view of the heist ringleader's home in Dartford, Kent, with the almost completed four-bedroom homes to the rear

An aerial view of the heist ringleader’s home in Dartford, Kent, with the almost completed four-bedroom homes to the rear

Reader's son Paul applied for planning permission to build the two four-bedroom properties at the back of the home in 2010.

Reader's son Paul applied for planning permission to build the two four-bedroom properties at the back of the home in 2010.

Reader’s son Paul applied for planning permission to build the two four-bedroom properties at the back of the home in 2010.

‘Apparently he wasn’t able to pay the builders and was hoping the money from the heist could have helped pay them off.’

Reader was previously jailed for selling stolen gold from the 1983 Brink’s-Mat robbery.

Prosecutors say £13.69 million was made by the burglars but only £4,324,437 has been recovered.

 £3.6 million worth of valuables have been returned to its owners, some of it damaged.

Another £689,233 cannot be returned because its owners have not come forward, or because it is not possible to identify who it belongs to.

Prosecutors say £13.69 million was made by the burglars but only £4,324,437 has been recovered. £3.6 million worth of valuables have been returned to its owners, some of it damaged

Prosecutors say £13.69 million was made by the burglars but only £4,324,437 has been recovered. £3.6 million worth of valuables have been returned to its owners, some of it damaged

Prosecutors say £13.69 million was made by the burglars but only £4,324,437 has been recovered. £3.6 million worth of valuables have been returned to its owners, some of it damaged

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