A young child held hostage in a cage during Britain's biggest cash robbery used its small frame to wriggle through the bars, Old Bailey jurors have heard.
The child had been locked in a metal cage at the Kent Securitas depot, alongside the depot manager Colin Dixon, his wife Lynn, and 14 employees.
The prosecution said that as the gang left with £53m, they had warned their captives: "We know where you live."
Seven men and one woman deny charges in relation to the raid in February 2006.
Prosecuting, Sir John Nutting said that after the robbers made their getaway, some of the people held captive "could barely believe they were alive".
He said: "Eventually, some made attempts to get out of the cages by trying to bend the metal.
"It was in fact [the child] who... managed to expand a gap in the cage sufficient to allow [its] small frame to gain liberty."
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