Securitas Seizure

Police are in the process of seizing assets held in Morocco by the mastermind of Britain's biggest cash robbery as he serves time behind bars.

Cage fighter Lee Murray is part-way through a 25-year jail term in a Moroccan prison for his key part in the £53 million Securitas robbery five years ago.

It is understood that police are using the Proceeds of Crime Act to confiscate Murray's assets in the North African country and hand the proceeds to insurers.

A Kent Police spokesman said today: ``There are ongoing proceedings by Kent Police in seizing and confiscating assets from Lee Murray in Morocco.''

Up to £32 million still remains missing following the audacious raid at the Securitas cash depot in Tonbridge, Kent, on February 21, 2006.

Last year Murray was unsuccessful in an appeal against his original 10-year jail term during a hearing in Rabat.

Instead he had his term increased to 25 years after prosecutors argued his sentence was too lenient.

The Moroccan authorities had refused to extradite Murray, originally from Sidcup, south-east London, after establishing his Moroccan nationality.

But British detectives worked closely with their overseas colleagues to ensure Murray did not escape justice, and he was arrested at a shopping centre several months after the raid.