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Gang ringleader David Hughes admits role in cash machine explosions, including at Premier store in Brockenhurst




THE ringleader of a gang who blew up cash machines across the south, including one at Brockenhurst, has admitted his part in the raids.

The explosion in the village took place around 1.25am on 3rd September 2019 outside the Premier store in Lymington Road. The other ATM raids involved shops, banks and a post office in locations including Southampton, Petersfield and Fareham.

David Patrick Hughes, 30, of Street End Close, Hook, admitted conspiring to steal, conspiring to burgle and conspiring to cause explosions when he appeared at Winchester Crown Court on Friday, a spokesman from Hampshire police said.

Four other men have also entered guilty pleas for their roles in the £1.2 million conspiracy.

Cameron Chivers, 23, of Lydgate Road, Southampton, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to cause explosions likely to endanger life, conspiracy to steal and conspiracy to burgle.

Colin Golding, 25, of Reading Road, Farnborough, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to cause explosions likely to endanger life and conspiracy to steal.

Adam Jones, 30, of Little Abshot Road, Fareham, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to cause explosions likely to endanger life, conspiracy to steal conspiracy to burgle and refusing to reveal a PIN code to a device

Jesse Matthews, 19, of Coniston Road, Bordon, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to cause explosions likely to endanger life, conspiracy to steal and conspiracy to burgle.

A date for sentencing has yet to be set.



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