Man hides £100k of ram-raid cash in toilet

A man has been jailed for hiding money that was stolen during a series of ram raids on ATM machines across the county.

Derek Hall appeared at Leicester Crown Court after pleading guilty to concealing the money.

Detectives found more than £100,000 in cash hidden in his bathroom toilet and a further £10,000 stashed away in a cooker hood in the kitchen.

The 63-year-old from Derbyshire was charged with one count of converting criminal property and one count of concealing criminal property. He was sentenced to two years and three months in prison.

Derek told police the money was his life savings after his son, Heathan Hall, had given him the stolen money to conceal.

Heathan Hall was sentenced to 11 years in prison last month for his involvement in the ATM raids.

Detectives said some of the proceeds of the crime were also used to buy cars in cash, in an attempt to get rid of the criminal money.

The gang targeted ATMs across the county including Ashby, Thringstone and Market Harborough in Leicestershire. Machines in Derbyshire, Burton and Staffordshire were also raided.

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