Fareham man admits part in ATM bombing plot

THE ringleader of a gang of five men – including one from Fareham – who plotted to burgle homes and businesses and blow up cash machines across Hampshire, Dorset and Surrey has admitted his part in the conspiracy.

At Winchester Crown Court today, October 1, David Patrick Hughes, 30, of Street End Close, Hook, admitted conspiring to steal, conspiring to burgle and conspiring to cause explosions.

Four other men had earlier entered guilty pleas for their role in the £1.2million 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 RIPA Act Offences  – 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 will be set in due course.