The Hatton Garden Job

"The largest burglary in English legal history."

Client: BBC News
Date: January 2016

In April 2015, four elderly men stole an estimated £200 million worth of gold and precious gems from the underground vault of the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit Company in London. Just before Christmas 2015, as the case was going to court, I was asked by BBC News to draw a comic depicting how the four men planned and carried out the heist, how they hid their loot and how they got caught.

This was a first for me to draw a true crime story, and to do so before a verdict had been reached. I had to be very careful to show only things which had been proved and not to show the protagonists in a heroic or likeable way. The comic was published on the BBC News website on 15th January 2016.

In March of that year, all four men, who had pleaded guilty, received prison sentences. Three other men were also imprisoned for suspicion of involvement. A movie of the crime, also titled ‘The Hatton Garden Job’, is due for release in April 2017.

The BBC kindly allowed me to make a limited run of 10 prints of this work (now sold out), the design for which you can see here.

The BBC also made a short animatic video out of my comic which you can view here.