Suffolk: 'Fast Eddie' To Face Trial Over £1m Theft

9 October 2012, 14:25 | Updated: 9 October 2012, 15:03

A Suffolk man is to face trial in connection with the theft of over £1m from a security van in Felixstowe.

A man labelled "Fast Eddie", who was arrested in America 19 years after a £1.7 million theft in Suffolk, will face trial in March, a judge has decided.

Edward Maher, 57, appeared at the Old Bailey by video-link from Belmarsh Prison in south east London.

The defence applied for the trial to be moved from February 18 to March 4 next year at Ipswich Crown Court.

Mr Justice Fulford allowed the application and remanded Maher in custody. Maher is charged with stealing #1,722,500 while working for Securicor in 1993.

He disappeared with the money in a security van in which he had been waiting outside Lloyds Bank in Hamilton Road, Felixstowe. The van was later found empty and abandoned. Maher was arrested in February in Ozark, Missouri in the US, where he was working for a cable company. The father-of-three returned voluntarily to England on July 10.