Hatton Garden defendant gets suspended sentence

Hugh Doyle, who was represented by Paul Keleher QC, was acquitted of any involvement in the conspiracy to launder the proceeds of the Hatton Garden burglary.  He was sentenced to 21 months, suspended for two years, for his conviction for a substantive offence of money-laundering.  That conviction is the subject of an appeal. The judge, HHJ Kinch QC, said "I am grateful to all counsel and to Mr Evans QC and Mr Keleher QC in particular for attempting to guide me through the legislation and principles involved” after the the prosecution made an application for a Criminal Behaviour Order against Mr Doyle but the the judge ruled that “the application fails in relation to him” and declined to make any order.