Lee Murray sentence increased from 10 years to 25

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The mastermind of the £53m (US $82,000,000) Securitas robbery has had his Moroccan prison sentence increased from 10 to 25 years.

Murray, a former cagefighter, is a Moroccan citizen

Lee Murray fled Britain after his involvement in the country’s biggest cash robbery in Tonbridge, Kent, in February 2006.

The 30-year-old former cagefighter lived a life of luxury in Morocco, splashing out on sumptuous homes and expensive jewellery.

But he was soon arrested and in June, was jailed for 10 years.

Murray is a Moroccan citizen and as a result, the country has refused to extradite him to the UK.

However, at a court hearing in Rabat on Tuesday Murray’s sentence was extended.

The heist gang kidnapped Securitas manager Colin Dixon and his family in order to gain access to the depot.

The Dixons and 14 other company employees were forced to co-operate with the robbers whilst they loaded £53m into a 7.5-tonne lorry.

The men forcibly locked the Dixons and the employees into money cages before escaping in the early hours.

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