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Going For Gold

by | 18th, May 2004

‘YOU might have thought that, after its last ‘world picture exclusive’ cost editor Piers Morgan his job, the Mirror might have been a bit more circumspect.

‘If you’re a real copper, I’m Osama Bin Laden!’

Especially as the picture on the front page of this morning’s newspaper of a dejected villain sitting by boxes of gold he was trying to steal looks about as real as Grant Bovey’s suntan.

But the Mirror assures us that all is above board and that it really was at Heathrow yesterday morning to witness what was meant to be the biggest robbery of all time.

The robbers had their eyes on 3.5 tonnes of banknotes (worth £60m) and four pallets of wooden boxes, containing £40m of gold bullion, which arrived at the airport at 10 o’clock.

But unfortunately for them, as they talked their way into the airport with the aid of forge identity documents and cargo manifests, the police (and the Mirror) were lying in wait.

Seven of the eight were arrested, one got away in a stolen van and is currently on the run.

‘The proceeds

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