Date Posted: 19-10-2015
A police helicopter hovered above the cemetery as an armed police convoy escorted the jewel thief to the cemetery where he has hidden his share of the £20m haul.
Danny Jones, 58, one of the Hatton Garden robbers, had complained in a letter to Sky News that his offer to reveal the hiding place had been ignored by Scotland Yard.
At midday on Thursday 15th October 2015, an armed convoy, with a police helicopter flying above it, took him from Belmarsh prison to Edmonton Cemetery in north London where the thief showed them where to dig.
Danny Jones was then taken straight back to jail, as a team of a dozen officers in forensic suites began an excavation while 10 more officers stood guard.
Jones' solicitor was present to witness the operation and police took photographs which may form part of the evidence against him.
Visitors to the cemetery were allowed to lay flowers on nearby graves but were kept away from the dig, which lasted around four hours.
In a letter from his prison cell before the excavation, Jones stated: "I've instructed my solicitor to tell the police that I want to give back my share of the Hatton Garden burglary. I'm the only person in the world to know where it is deep down. I want to do the right thing and give it back."
Danny Jones, 58, is one of four men who have pleaded guilty to conspiracy to rob the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit Centre in London over the Easter weekend, earlier this year.
Five others pleaded not guilty and are to stand trial next month.