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tv   Who Stole Tamara Ecclestones...  BBC News  July 24, 2022 3:10am-4:01am BST

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country. �*s house, more than 50 rooms. lycee... we were going to lapland in december which is something we had done before with our daughter sofia. it is one of, like, the highlights for us as a family. it is a beautiful trip, it is with the magical. we landed in lapland and everything was fine. we were so excited. i was taking photos at the airport. there was loads of snow. it was such a magical start. and i think we got quite an early night because we had
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had a long day and travel and a big day the next day so we put our pyjamas on and were really in the festive mood. and then we went to sleep. our security guy woke me up and said you — our security guy woke me up and said you need to calljohn. and i remember my immediate thought beingm _ i remember my immediate thought being... who has died? you know. — being... who has died? you know, because when you've woken up know, because when you've woken up in _ know, because when you've woken up in the _ know, because when you've woken up in the middle of the night and been told to call someone you obviously know it is going to be — you obviously know it is going to be bad _ you obviously know it is going to be bad news. and i said, you
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to be bad news. and i said, you to listen— to be bad news. and i said, you to listen to _ to be bad news. and i said, you to listen to me, someone has broken — to listen to me, someone has broken into the property and i'm trying to get to the bottom of what — i'm trying to get to the bottom of what has happened and his reaction — of what has happened and his reaction to me was which property? reaction to me was which preperty?_ reaction to me was which momm— reaction to me was which . ro .e ? �* , ., ~ ., property? and i said... mate, it is your _ property? and i said... mate, it is your house. _ property? and i said... mate, it is your house. i _ property? and i said... mate, it is your house. i rememberl it is your house. i remember thinkin: it is your house. i remember thinking that _ it is your house. i remember thinking that is _ it is your house. i remember thinking that is ok _ it is your house. i remember thinking that is ok because i thinking that is ok because they— thinking that is ok because they must have caught mother would — they must have caught mother would not have got everything because — would not have got everything because everything is locked them — because everything is locked them away but it gradually dawned on me in that conversation that, actually, they — conversation that, actually, they had _ conversation that, actually, they had been successful and they— they had been successful and they had _ they had been successful and they had been successful and they had been able to take quite — they had been able to take quite a _ they had been able to take quite a lot.
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they entered via the back garden, _ they entered via the back garden, hid behind a wendy house, _ garden, hid behind a wendy house, apparently they then irreek— house, apparently they then break in _ house, apparently they then break in via an extremely slim window — break in via an extremely slim window. they then spend an hour in the _ window. they then spend an hour in the house. they go into every— in the house. they go into every single room, on every single — every single room, on every single floor, every single room is locked — single floor, every single room is locked so they use a crowbar to open— is locked so they use a crowbar to open every single door. they have been _ to open every single door. they have been in — to open every single door. they have been in my _ to open every single door. tie: have been in my dressing room and my dressing room has a door which like a panic room and it is always locked when we travel and they basically cannot break into it. it had been locked properly but it had not been locked properly by security that day so once they were into their dressing room, slash panic room, they're able to take everything.
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it was a lifetime's worth of jewellery. it was every piece ofjewellery jewellery. it was every piece of jewellery and jewellery. it was every piece ofjewellery and every jewellery. it was every piece of jewellery and every watch that — of jewellery and every watch that she'd ever acquired since she was— that she'd ever acquired since she was a _ that she'd ever acquired since she was a kid. you'll make lots of things— she was a kid. you'll make lots of things that were taken were basically— of things that were taken were basically irreplaceable to me because _ basically irreplaceable to me because they have so much sentimental value. because they have so much sentimentalvalue. bracelets sentimental value. bracelets that jay— sentimental value. bracelets that jay had sentimentalvalue. bracelets that jay had got me when i gave birth— that jay had got me when i gave birth to — that jay had got me when i gave birth to sophia. one of them had — birth to sophia. one of them had her— birth to sophia. one of them had her name in diamonds on it which _ had her name in diamonds on it which he — had her name in diamonds on it which he gave to me in the hospital— which he gave to me in the hospital on the day she was born — hospital on the day she was born. diamond earrings that were — born. diamond earrings that were nty— born. diamond earrings that were my that she gave me when i was in _ were my that she gave me when i was in nty— were my that she gave me when i was in my 20s. those are the things— was in my 20s. those are the things that i guess kind of hurt — things that i guess kind of hurt the _ things that i guess kind of hurt the most because their memories of, like, the most special— memories of, like, the most special days of my life. in terms _ special days of my life. in terms of— special days of my life. in terms of the total amount stoien _ terms of the total amount stolen there are something like 450 different items. all of the jewellery and the watches that were _ jewellery and the watches that were stolen was all excluded in the insurance policy.
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the total monetary value of everything that was stolen was 'ust everything that was stolen was just over— everything that was stolen was just over 20 million. after they'd _ just over 20 million. after they'd been in there an hour, after— they'd been in there an hour, after they— they'd been in there an hour, after they have ransacked every single _ after they have ransacked every single room, the security guy hears— single room, the security guy hears a — single room, the security guy hears a noise in the house and hears a noise in the house and he goes — hears a noise in the house and he goes off to investigate. he doesn't — he goes off to investigate. he doesn't raise the alarm, he doesn't _ doesn't raise the alarm, he doesn't arm himself with a weapon _ doesn't arm himself with a weapon. he doesn't do anything. itjust— weapon. he doesn't do anything. itjust goes up weapon. he doesn't do anything. it just goes up to investigate. she continues to go upstairs where — she continues to go upstairs where he _ she continues to go upstairs where he runs into the three intruders~ _ where he runs into the three intruders. he apparently chases them _ intruders. he apparently chases them downstairs. at some point there _ them downstairs. at some point there is— them downstairs. at some point there is a — them downstairs. at some point there is a fiery seizure thrown at him — there is a fiery seizure thrown
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at him misses. and all three of the intruders are able _ and all three of the intruders are able to escape with the bags— are able to escape with the bags off— are able to escape with the bags off into the night they no. bags off into the night they i o, , ., bags off into the night they no. , ., , ., bags off into the night they a 0. , ., , ., i. go. thieves have stolen £50 million worth _ go. thieves have stolen £50 million worth of— go. thieves have stolen £50 million worth of jewellery i go. thieves have stolen £50 i million worth of jewellery from million worth ofjewellery from the home of tamara ecclestone in london. she had just left the country for christmas when the country for christmas when the burglars raided her home. one of london was like most secure roads. the house has 24—hour security and cctv. cracking of these two saves before _ cracking of these two saves before being discovered by on-site _ before being discovered by on—site security. by the time the police _ on—site security. by the time the police were even called, the police were even called, the suspects were gone.
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iama i am a journalist with bbc london. i usually do tube strikes, protests, murder trials, that kind of thing, but i'm always on the lookout for something bigger, something to really get my teeth into. when i first started looking really get my teeth into. when ifirst started looking into the story, i gradually became obsessed with it. how did the thieves pull this off and where were the jewels? thieves pull this off and where were thejewels? nobody thieves pull this off and where were the jewels? nobody knew who was responsible but the media were focusing on one woman who was accused of wearing stolen diamonds.
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she uploaded a photo to facebook which appeared to show her wearing one of tamara ecclestone's stolen necklaces. j showed me a photo of a lady, if you can call her that, wearing a necklacej had bought for me. it was a distinctive piece because it was rainbow coloured diamonds. itjust coloured diamonds. it just makes coloured diamonds. itjust makes it feel very real actually seeing something that belongs to you on someone else. and just not being able to get it even back or any closer to getting it back to seizure the unfair.
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he was the man who gave her this jewellery? he was the man who gave her thisjewellery? who is he?
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when we took on this investigation, i had a conversation with my detective inspector meebo said this and are going to be a quick win. there is no lines of inquiry the letters anywhere. the police were genuinely stamped at first. they had no faces, no names, nothing. they assumed the suspects had fled the country. they may never get the jewellery back. it took them a few weeks to get their first break in the case. following an examination we were able to identify the gang had flagged
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down a london black taxi to escape from the scene. this gang ofjewel thieves were demonstrating quite sophisticated tradecraft. there are using anonymous london black taxis. they were not booking them, there are flagging them down. they knew the kid anonymized themselves quite effectively, is what they did. that london black taxi was traced to south—east london. boom, we have got something. we
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identified a taxi driver had dropped the gang of. the only thing he could remember was a red bricked bridge. this is the only bridge that we could find that matches the description of what he told us. thankfully, a cctv camera just the identified three figures walking around the corner. and that's how we identified them. we are in the gang used as their base. it is a vocation. they took diamonds and jewels
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in cashing dividend out. we are standing in the room were £26 million worth of stolen jewellery and cash were sitting. one of the suspects had used his id card to check into the hotel. but that not the only piece of evidence here that behind. mr; the only piece of evidence here that behind.— that behind. my name is alexandra _ that behind. my name is alexandra jones - that behind. my name is alexandra jones and - that behind. my name is alexandra jones and i i that behind. my name is i alexandra jones and i spent a alexandra jones and i spent a long time investigating the story. the hotel gave the suspect a phone number which was the emergency line to call if you needed anything late at night. and instead ofjust laying low, he does a typical creepy guy thing and sends addict thick to this iphone. the receptionist so it, blocked
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him and saved as number under a weirdo, in the phone.— weirdo, in the phone. from that icture weirdo, in the phone. from that picture and _ weirdo, in the phone. from that picture and the _ weirdo, in the phone. from that picture and the id _ weirdo, in the phone. from that picture and the id card - weirdo, in the phone. from that picture and the id card the i picture and the id card the police had their first name picture and the id card the police had theirfirst name in the investigation. the only downfall for him is that he had given as his phone number. we use that to see where he had been and what he had been doing but more importantly, he was he talking to. the police were now on the hunt for the identities of the rest of the suspects. the cctv is really what break this investigation completely wide—open. it brings us back to victoria station. it is at victoria station. it is at victoria station you can see the suspects for the first time buying copies rt at the small
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outlets. you can see him. he is part of a group of four but there are only three men who were seen running across the back garden. the group of suspects just got bigger. you are the other three suspects? the detectives cannot identify them from the footage. closer inspection reveals a fifth person. those faces hidden from the camera. so victoria station, probably hundreds of thousands people who use those barriers a day and millions a week. so it was really about narrowing down those particular barriers to see who has touched an out and how they have done that. from there we have got four cards being used that were prepaid and showing a pattern
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of usage but one breakthrough came when an associate used his mobile phone linked to a bank card to pay at the barrier. that belong to this man seen here walking across the station. we were confident. so everyone in this group used prepaid oyster card so that they could not be tracked. everyone apart from him. he told police he had nothing to do with the burglaries. he was in london visiting his mother. police did not think he was a burglar. they suspected him to be part of the support cast providing logistics. his involvement was booking flights, paying for taxis, arranging accommodation. it was not clear whether he knew about
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the burglaries but either way, he had helped the burglars. now the police of two foreign nationals. and it was their theory that they have come into theory that they have come into the uk with one thing on their mind. to make a lot of money. what are the chances of you coming to london are just committing one such event so we tasked intelligence to really look across london at similar offences. look across london at similar offences— offences. some high-profile homes are _ offences. some high-profile homes are being _ offences. some high-profile homes are being targeted. i offences. some high-profile i homes are being targeted. we narrowed it down to 12—15. homes are being targeted. we i narrowed it down to 12-15. were talkint narrowed it down to 12-15. were talking musicians, _ narrowed it down to 12-15. were talking musicians, actors. i narrowed it down to 12-15. were talking musicians, actors. thisi talking musicians, actors. this is the biggest series of domestic burglaries in uk history. they really thought they had gotten away with it. suddenly, this was notjust about tamara ecclestone. it was about tamara ecclestone. it was a massive citywide
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investigation. we had a breakthrough at a particular premises in knightsbridge. this address was the london residence of the deceased leicester city football club owner following his death, sadly, from a helicopter crash, the family had dedicated the space as a shrine. everything was exactly as it was when he met that premises. they broke into a front patio door and trashed the place. they smashed open a safe containing 400,000 euros in cash. they took seven watches and even opened a 500 bottle of cristal champagne. the total amount stolen from
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the home was valued at around £1 million. but the burglars had made another mistake. he was caught on cctv ringing the door bell on the night of the burglary. for now, they had got away with it. it was time to celebrate. they have gone to a restaurant in knightsbridge. £800 at the restaurant is maybe not that hard. this is a kind of place you would go and pay more then £10 for a plate of
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beans. at this stage police are pouring over the unsolved footage. what else have these guys down? so when we had identified the third in the sequence of offence, again, this is something we were able to do via cctv footage that the residents of that complex had. this is the property of frank and christine lampard. the cctv footate and christine lampard. the cctv footage clearly _ and christine lampard. the cctv footage clearly shows _ and christine lampard. the cctv footage clearly shows yugoslav i footage clearly shows yugoslav leading — footage clearly shows yugoslav leading the burglars in the property frank and christine were — property frank and christine were at— property frank and christine were at winter wonderland when the burglary happened but they triggered a silent alarm and police — triggered a silent alarm and police were alerted and
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disturbed them mid burglary but despite — disturbed them mid burglary but despite that, they managed to -et despite that, they managed to get away with £60,000 worth of watches — get away with £60,000 worth of watches and cufflinks from frank _ watches and cufflinks from frank lampard. in watches and cufflinks from frank lampard.— watches and cufflinks from frank lampard. in total, the burn lars frank lampard. in total, the burglars managed _ frank lampard. in total, the burglars managed to - frank lampard. in total, the burglars managed to get i frank lampard. in total, the i burglars managed to get away with around £26 million worth of stolen watches, cash, jewellery and cufflinks. i mean, they got 60,000 from the first house, i mean, they got 60,000 from the first house, 1 million from the second, and 25 million from the third house. it is amazing! they hit london for ten days and walked away as multimillionaires. the jewels may be gone but police discovered that the family had returned to london and was notjust sebastian, but
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also his mother, maria. on the 17th of december, 2019, we were able to identify that maria had gone to harry's and spending approximately £3000 in high—value luxury items like louis vuitton and her may. —— hermes. we believe she was spending the proceeds of the burglaries themselves. she said her money came from djokovic. —— vu kovic. sebastian and his mother are
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now being actively traced by the police. taste now being actively traced by the police-— now being actively traced by the olice. ~ ., ., ., the police. we followed him to london heathrow _ the police. we followed him to london heathrow airport. i the police. we followed him to london heathrow airport. we i the police. we followed him to i london heathrow airport. we had booked a i—way ticket to japan and we knew he was about to leave the country and we went allowed to prepare that to take place and we had to ensure that any mobile phones advised that he was using was open and not locked. my colleague and myself effectively had to tackle him to the ground to ensure that our objective of having his phone open was achieved. the wristwatch he was wearing belonged to the late leicester city chairman that had been stolen on december ten. the bag he was carrying belong tojoe rutland. even in that bag, six weeks after the burglaries were committed, we even found one small diamond still inside. he
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told police he thought he was helping his mothers�*s friends and had no idea that heists were carried out across london. while dealing with him at heathrow airport i received a call telling me that in 90 minutes, his colleague was about to land at stansted airport following a flight from italy. airport following a flight from ital . ' :: , ., ., italy. 90 minutes later, maria was arrested. _ italy. 90 minutes later, maria was arrested. she _ italy. 90 minutes later, maria was arrested. she was - italy. 90 minutes later, maria was arrested. she was caught| italy. 90 minutes later, maria i was arrested. she was caught at the airport. _ was arrested. she was caught at the airport, wearing _ was arrested. she was caught at the airport, wearing the - the airport, wearing the earings— the airport, wearing the earings of tamara ecclestone! it earings of tamara ecclestone! it wasn't — earings of tamara ecclestone! it wasn't possible that they were certain they were indeed exact same earings but the designer made them that only three pairs had ever been made and one of them had been sold to tamara ecclestone. the
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police believed they had finally recovered some of the stolen jewellery. finally recovered some of the stolenjewellery. but finally recovered some of the stolen jewellery. but millions of pounds worth of diamonds, watches and necklaces remain unaccounted for. what had happened to them? by now, police circulated images of the suspects with euro poll and eventually they came back with matches with authorities from italy. one was alessandro tonucci, a small—time burglar from the land. the second, alessandra mel kezia, also from milan, but with a clean record. the third was yugoslav ivanovic and 23 but already known to italian authorities and the last man was daniel vukovic. i'm not at liberty to say here that is. the police did not want to talk about vukovic. so i started digging. in 2009,
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vukovic was linked to other high—profile celebrity burglaries in the land, victors including a french international footballer, patrick vieira. who is vukovic? the hunt for the diamonds and the thieves move to italy. this is monte battersby know, police had warned us it was a no—go zone. tamara ecclestone is diamonds had passed through here.
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there was one man that was not mentioned. just to be clear, do
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you have any diamonds. two of the suspects are in custody, but the other t can be found. the police turn their attention to the alleged support team. the phone records show he had texted a man. also known as the professor. yes, the people call me the professor. because when i do
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things, i do it as a professor. i work in security. i have this t—shirt from dolce and cabana. this is around five or £6,000. i like watches from cartier. this watch is £1400. i have a good place to live. my money never ends. my money never ends!
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i was accused of conspiracy to burglary. people from high society class. the night before the raid on the home, he drove the raid on the home, he drove the suspects from the hotel to west london and back. the following day, jugoslav jovanovic texted him with these words, and police believed this meant blowtorch.— meant blowtorch. yes, i received _ meant blowtorch. yes, i received one _ meant blowtorch. yes, i received one message, | meant blowtorch. yes, i i received one message, yes, i received one message, yes, i received a message on my phone.
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he thought he was being asked to lunch, not being asked to provide a blowtorch. he had agreed to do some more driving but there was a dispute over pgy-
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we knew he was driving the gang around london but what we do not know is what did soren markowitz you know about what they were doing that within his knowledge. he they were doing that within his knowledge-— knowledge. he was always maintaining _ knowledge. he was always maintaining that _ knowledge. he was always maintaining that he - knowledge. he was always maintaining that he did i knowledge. he was always | maintaining that he did not know what they were doing. through the alleged support team were now under arrest and the net was closing in on the final suspects, alexandru stan. the burglars came to his house after the frank lampard after the frank lampa rd burglary. after the frank lampard burglary-— after the frank lampard burtla . . , ., burglary. put a little bit of sutar burglary. put a little bit of sugar in — burglary. put a little bit of sugar in there _ burglary. put a little bit of sugar in there for - burglary. put a little bit of sugar in there for me i burglary. put a little bit of l sugar in there for me please because my life is not so sweet! everything, all the
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evidence against me, shows that i could not be involved. my my name is alexandru stan and i was born in romania and i am 50. one of my best friends called me on saturday, it was 30, 31 november, so before the first and asked me if i could come within the next day because he is going to meet with two people and one of his best friends, from italy, trying to settle here. so then we came to this establishment and i think were sitting somewhere here.- and i think were sitting somewhere here. ., somewhere here. the two men were jugoslav _ somewhere here. the two men were jugoslav jovanovic - somewhere here. the two men were jugoslav jovanovic volker| were jugoslav jovanovic volker veitch and. after raiding
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were jugoslavjovanovic volker veitch and. after raiding the home of frank lampard, they took a cab straight to the home of alexandru stan in harrows. they came to my place and one of them had a jacket on that look like somebody had grabbed him, like it was broken, and the older one, was heavily cut and i asked him what happened? we had a fight. he said we don't want our wives and girls to see us like this so i give them a pair of trousers. it never crossed my mind that something could be dodgy. alexandru stan called a taxi to say mary creagh and that was the last time he saw them.
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that could be the other one. it could be daniel vokovic. alexandru stan had a role and we knew — alexandru stan had a role and we knew his role as a second—tier player, assisting them — second—tier player, assisting them with effectively logistics, change of clothing, organising onward travel, taxi travei~ — organising onward travel, taxi travel. ., organising onward travel, taxi travel. . , , ,., travel. the alleged support team were _ travel. the alleged support team were now— travel. the alleged support team were now ready i travel. the alleged support team were now ready for l travel. the alleged support i team were now ready for trial. but as a child approaches, police had another unexpected breakthrough. —— the trial. it is jugoslav jovanovic. it isjugoslavjovanovic. he has been arrested at a seaside
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apartment. it was a huge moment in the investigation that jugoslavjovanovic, alessandro jugoslav jovanovic, alessandro donati had jugoslavjovanovic, alessandro donati had been apprehended. but there was a problem, there was no time to trial the suspects alongside the support team. , ., , ., suspects alongside the support team. , . , ., ., team. the burglars had not even come back _ team. the burglars had not even come back to — team. the burglars had not even come back to the _ team. the burglars had not even come back to the uk, _ team. the burglars had not even come back to the uk, therefore, j come back to the uk, therefore, the people facing trial had to have their trial at the earliest opportunity, but it is unusualfor earliest opportunity, but it is unusual for what we call in this case a support team, going on trial before the actual main burglars. i have to work closely with my lawyer counterpart from the crown prosecution service and in this case the lawyer was andrew haddock. i case the lawyer was andrew haddock-— haddock. i got on perfectly professionally _ haddock. i got on perfectly professionally with - haddock. i got on perfectly professionally with the i professionally with the officers. _ professionally with the officers, at _ professionally with the officers, at times i professionally with the officers, at times we l professionally with the i officers, at times we would disagree _
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officers, at times we would disagree with— officers, at times we would disagree with things - officers, at times we would disagree with things but i officers, at times we would. disagree with things but that is hardly— disagree with things but that is hardly surprising, - disagree with things but that is hardly surprising, in - disagree with things but that is hardly surprising, in fact, i is hardly surprising, in fact, that— is hardly surprising, in fact, that is— is hardly surprising, in fact, that is part _ is hardly surprising, in fact, that is part of— is hardly surprising, in fact, that is part of the _ is hardly surprising, in fact, that is part of the function, | that is part of the function, to test— that is part of the function, to test each _ that is part of the function, to test each other. - that is part of the function, to test each other. we i that is part of the function, | to test each other. we tried for people _ to test each other. we tried for people as _ to test each other. we tried for people as a _ to test each other. we tried for people as a support i to test each other. we tried i for people as a support team that— for people as a support team that provided _ for people as a support team | that provided accommodation for people as a support team i that provided accommodation and finances _ that provided accommodation and finances x — that provided accommodation and finances x r— that provided accommodation and finances x r for— that provided accommodation and finances x r for the _ that provided accommodation and finances x r for the burglars i finances x r for the burglars and — finances x r for the burglars and the _ finances x r for the burglars and the burglars _ finances x r for the burglars and the burglars are - finances x r for the burglars and the burglars are not in. finances x r for the burglars . and the burglars are not in the country— and the burglars are not in the country at _ and the burglars are not in the country at this _ and the burglars are not in the country at this stage. - and the burglars are not in the country at this stage. their i country at this stage. their triat— country at this stage. their trial commenced _ country at this stage. their trial commenced in - country at this stage. their i trial commenced in november, 2020 — trial commenced in november, 2020 it— trial commenced in november, 2020 it was _ trial commenced in november, 2020. it was the _ trial commenced in november, 2020. it was the height- trial commenced in november, 2020. it was the height of- 2020. it was the height of c0vid— 2020. it was the height of covid and _ 2020. it was the height of covm and in— 2020. it was the height of covm and in fact- 2020. it was the height of covm and in fact it- 2020. it was the height of covid and in fact it was i 2020. it was the height of covid and in fact it was al covid and in fact it was a logistical— covid and in fact it was a logistical nightmare i covid and in fact it was a logistical nightmare in i covid and in fact it was a i logistical nightmare in many respects, _ logistical nightmare in many respects, we _ logistical nightmare in many respects, we had _ logistical nightmare in many respects, we had to - logistical nightmare in many respects, we had to use i logistical nightmare in many respects, we had to use twoj respects, we had to use two courtrooms— respects, we had to use two courtrooms linked _ courtrooms linked electronically- courtrooms linked electronically and| courtrooms linked i electronically and the courtrooms linked - electronically and the jury were _ electronically and the jury were imperfect _ electronically and the jury were imperfect boxes i electronically and the juryj were imperfect boxes and required _ were imperfect boxes and required a _ were imperfect boxes and required a lot— were imperfect boxes and required a lot of- were imperfect boxes and required a lot ofjuggling.| were imperfect boxes and i required a lot ofjuggling. i sat required a lot ofjuggling. sat watching the trial and required a lot ofjuggling.|- sat watching the trial and from the beginning it was clear this was going to be challenging. 0ne — was going to be challenging. one of— was going to be challenging. one of the jurors was dismissed midway— one of the jurors was dismissed midway through the trial, a two
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week— midway through the trial, a two week break for christmas, not to mention all the difficulties with— to mention all the difficulties with covid. by the end of all of this, — with covid. by the end of all of this, i_ with covid. by the end of all of this, i simply did not have a clue — of this, i simply did not have a clue which way the verdicts wouid — a clue which way the verdicts would go _ a clue which way the verdicts would go— a clue which way the verdicts would to. .,, ., ., , would go. those four defendants are found not _ would go. those four defendants are found not guilty _ would go. those four defendants are found not guilty by _ would go. those four defendants are found not guilty by the i are found not guilty by the jury— are found not guilty by the jury at— are found not guilty by the jury at the _ are found not guilty by the jury at the end _ are found not guilty by the jury at the end of - are found not guilty by the jury at the end of the - are found not guilty by the jury at the end of the day. are found not guilty by the . jury at the end of the day for conspiracy— jury at the end of the day for conspiracy to— jury at the end of the day for conspiracy to burgle - jury at the end of the day for conspiracy to burgle as - jury at the end of the day for conspiracy to burgle as a - conspiracy to burgle as a summ— conspiracy to burgle as a support team. _ conspiracy to burgle as a support team.— conspiracy to burgle as a support team. the alleged su - ort support team. the alleged support team _ support team. the alleged support team had - support team. the alleged i support team had essentially convinced the jury they had helped the burglars without knowing anything about the burglaries themselves. than on the coffin was _ burglaries themselves. than on the coffin was one _ burglaries themselves. than on the coffin was one of _ burglaries themselves. than on the coffin was one of the - the coffin was one of the jurors _ the coffin was one of the jurors got covid that day or day after deliberation which meant _ day after deliberation which meant they were postponed for two weeks and on the first day back, — two weeks and on the first day back, not_ two weeks and on the first day back, not guilty. | two weeks and on the first day back, not guilty.— back, not guilty. i don't think it was, coated _ back, not guilty. i don't think it was, coated with _ back, not guilty. i don't think it was, coated with a - back, not guilty. i don't think| it was, coated with a question of management— it was, coated with a question of management and _ it was, coated with a question of management and quite - of management and quite difficult _ of management and quite difficult to _ of management and quite difficult to manage - of management and quite difficult to manage the i of management and quite . difficult to manage the case
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because _ difficult to manage the case because we _ difficult to manage the case because we have _ difficult to manage the case because we have had - difficult to manage the case because we have had two i because we have had two courtrooms _ because we have had two courtrooms and - because we have had two. courtrooms and everything because we have had two - courtrooms and everything takes longer— courtrooms and everything takes longer and — courtrooms and everything takes longer and everything _ courtrooms and everything takes longer and everything was - courtrooms and everything takes longer and everything was more| longer and everything was more difficult — longer and everything was more difficult it— longer and everything was more difficult. ., , . ., , ., difficult. it was certainly a disadvantage _ difficult. it was certainly a disadvantage of _ difficult. it was certainly a disadvantage of having i difficult. it was certainly a i disadvantage of having their trial of what we called the support team before that of the main burglars. irate support team before that of the main burglars— main burglars. we don't have the answers _ main burglars. we don't have the answers that _ main burglars. we don't have the answers that we - main burglars. we don't have the answers that we really i main burglars. we don't have the answers that we really do want — the answers that we really do want. and it is frustrating that— want. and it is frustrating that we _ want. and it is frustrating that we do not know. the acquittais _ that we do not know. the acquittals was _ that we do not know. the acquittals was certainly i acquittals was certainly disappointing, however, they were acquitted by a jewellery and we have to accept that decision. —— acquitted by a jury.
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after this, i lost everything, my family, the place i lived, i was homeless for 1.5 months and in a matter of seconds, my life was thrown upside down. and destroyed. was thrown upside down. and destroyed-— was thrown upside down. and destroyed. this is pretty much a worst-case _ destroyed. this is pretty much a worst-case scenario - destroyed. this is pretty much a worst-case scenario for- destroyed. this is pretty much a worst-case scenario for the l a worst—case scenario for the police. the alleged support cast have now been acquitted. now police have to make a case against three men are having custody who they believed to be the primary suspects in these burglaries and at this point the odds are stacked against
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them. atan at an early stage of the court proceedings, jugoslavjovanovic pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit burglary.— commit burglary. alessandro maltese and _ commit burglary. alessandro maltese and alessandro - commit burglary. alessandro l maltese and alessandro donati also pleaded realty. can you imagine the relief? finally, some vindication for the detectives.
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—— pleaded guilty. we examine in excess of 2000 cctv footage, hundreds of lines of enquiry, one of them involving an officer interviewing over 1000 taxi drivers to identify witnesses. this is one of the many breakthroughs in his painstaking investigation. aha, painstaking investigation. a gang ofjewellery thieves who stole — gang ofjewellery thieves who stole more than £26 million, targeting celebrities including frank— targeting celebrities including frank lampard and tamara ecclestone.— frank lampard and tamara ecclestone. ., ., . ecclestone. makarrata received nine years _ ecclestone. makarrata received nine years in — ecclestone. makarrata received nine years in prison _ ecclestone. makarrata received nine years in prison for - nine years in prison for conspiracy to burgle and two years consecutive, for conspiracy to money laundering
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making it a total of 11 years —— jugoslavjovanovic. making it a total of 11 years ——jugoslavjovanovic. and making it a total of 11 years —— jugoslavjovanovic. and then alessandro maltese and alessandro maltese and alessandro donati received eight years and nine months in prison each for conspiracy to burgle. if prison each for conspiracy to burn le. , ., prison each for conspiracy to burale. ,, .., prison each for conspiracy to burale. , ., , burgle. if you could stand up in the courtroom _ burgle. if you could stand up in the courtroom and - burgle. if you could stand up in the courtroom and face i burgle. if you could stand up i in the courtroom and face them what would you say to them? that they are disgusting. i find — that they are disgusting. i find it— that they are disgusting. i find it sickening that people are such _ find it sickening that people are such low lives, having seen their— are such low lives, having seen their faces, _ are such low lives, having seen theirfaces, it is are such low lives, having seen their faces, it is kind of haunting in a way. knowing that that kind — haunting in a way. knowing that that kind of person has been roaming _ that kind of person has been roaming around your house and helping — roaming around your house and helping themselves freely to my most _ helping themselves freely to my most treasured, valuable possessions, it isjust a horrible _ possessions, it isjust a horrible feeling. i feel i cannot— horrible feeling. i feel i cannot get those phrases now out of— cannot get those phrases now out of my— cannot get those phrases now out of my mind. —— those faces.
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wheh _ out of my mind. —— those faces. when the — out of my mind. —— those faces. when the three were finally sentence, there was really. it was the end of a long, long road but we are satisfied and happy with the results we got. they did not think they would get caught because they had come to the uk with one intention, distillers much money as they could. they had no idea that one of the best law enforcement agencies in their metropolitan police would be hunting them down. —— their intention was to steal.
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hello. with low pressure nearby, sunday's weather will bring many of the same weather contrast across the uk that we started the weekend with. for many northern and western areas, it was quite blustery. there was some rain at times, whereas in south—east england and east anglia, it stayed stubbornly dry. it will be again during sunday. it will feel hotter in the sunshine. here is the area of low pressure, as it begins to move across us. closest to that, some of the heaviest downpours. we ended saturday with some flooded rain in parts of northern ireland, for example. this is how things are to begin with, and quite a warm, humid start to the day. quite misty, there will be some hill fog around. and we'll see some thicker clouds through wales, the midlands, and towards yorkshire, with some rain particularly into wales, slowly easing later in the day.
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elsewhere, a few sunny spells, some patchy rain or showers, then another dose of heavy, possibly thundery rain moving into northern ireland during the afternoon and spreading towards scotland as the day comes to an end. as for temperatures, for many areas, it will be a touch warmer — eastern scotland, for example. but hotter in the sunshine towards the south—east. east anglia could reach 31 celsius. overnight into monday, we'll keep some heavy rain moving across scotland, perhaps with some rumbles of thunder. it will begin to turn largely dry as we go into monday morning. there'll still be a few showers around, though, and it will still be rather humid out there and quite warm as monday begins. a few sunny spells here and there on monday, but often a good deal of cloud around, and there'll be areas of showers moving from north to south on a freshening westerly northwesterly wind. some gates are quite possible into the northern isles, for example. now, for many it will be turning cooler on monday,
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still into the mid 20s in east anglia and south—east england. low pressure moving away going into tuesday. it's about high pressure beginning to nudge its way in. there'll be a fair amount of cloud with this area of high pressure. and there will still be a few showers to be had, particularly towards northern and eastern areas, though most places will stay dry on tuesday. rather overcast at times, and temperatures are at or even a bit below normal for the time of year with that north—westerly breeze. now, from wednesday onwards, a couple of fine days, wednesday, thursday. friday brings a chance of rain again into scotland and northern ireland. by then, south—eastern parts are still dry and turning warmer again.
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