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Danny Jones, 59, admitted a burglary at an Old Bond Street store in which he stole £1m worth of jewellery, precious stones, watches and £45,000 cash.

The raid over the August bank holiday in 2010 was at the flagship store of Chatila, the jewellers who crafted pearl and diamond earrings for human rights lawyer Amal Clooney for her wedding to Hollywood star George Clooney.

Jones admitted his part in the raid on Thursday, though for legal reasons it has not been reportable until now.

Jones, from Enfield, north London, is currently serving seven years in prison for the Hatton Garden heist in 2015, in which a gang drilled into a concrete vault and stole jewellery, gems, gold and cash from safe deposit boxes.


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Chatila jewellers in Old Bond Street, Mayfair, London

Originally police said the Hatton Garden gang stole £14m worth of property.

A new figure of a £29m loss emerged at a recent hearing in which prosecutors were trying to get gang members to pay back what they stole.

Two other men charged over the Chatila raid have pleaded not guilty and are to stand trial later this month.

They are Terry Perkins, 68, from Enfield, who denies the burglary, and Charles Matthews, a wealthy businessman from Surrey, who denies handling stolen property.

Mr Matthews, 53, runs an East End scrap dealership called London City Metals.

Jones will be sentenced at the end of their trial.

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