Twelve people have been charged five years after Kim Kardashian was held in a £7.4million gunpoint jewellery heist.

During Paris Fashion Week in 2016, Kim was tied up at gunpoint and locked in her hotel bathroom as she pleaded: “Please, I have a family” to intruders.

The gang, who were alleged to have been disguised as police officers, have been branded the ‘grandpa gang’ for their elderly age.

Aomar Ait Khedache, known as ‘Old Omar’, is accused of being the ringleader.

Following a five year investigation, judges have ordered the case sent to trial, a French judicial official said on Friday.

The 12 suspects face a range of charges related to the theft with a trial date still pending.

Kim Kardashian Paris heist: 12 people charged over £7.4million jewellery raid

Twelve people will go on trial over the robbery of £7.4m in jewellery from Kim Kardashian in 2016

Several suspects have been released from jail pending trial for health reasons, including 68-year-old Yunice Abbas.

Abbas is one of five men accused of carrying out the heist itself and published a book about it last year.

Alleged ringleader Khedache is said to have penned Kim Kardashian an apology from his prison cell, saying he regrets his actions.

Kim Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian and Kris Jenner during the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2017

Kim Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian and Kris Jenner pictured at Fashion Week in 2016 before the incident

Kim Kardashian Paris heist: 12 people charged over £7.4million jewellery raid

Kim’s jewellery has yet to be recovered
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Police have not recovered any of the items taken in the robbery.

Speaking about the incident in a past episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Kim said she feared “they’re going to shoot me in the back.”

“There’s no way out. It makes me so upset to think about it,” she told her sisters.

Kim Kardashian Paris heist: 12 people charged over £7.4million jewellery raid

Kim Kardashian broke down in tears on Keeping Up with the Kardashians as she spoke about the night in Paris
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Kim, 41, had been renting a luxury apartment after flying to the French capital for Paris Fashion Week in October 2016.

The star said she told the robbers: “Take everything. Just take everything. Nothing is important.”

A representative for the star said after the incident: “She is badly shaken but physically unharmed.”

Pascal Duvier, Kim Kardashian

Kim with former bodyguard Pascal Duvier

Kim’s husband Kanye had briefly flown to Paris to style her but returned to the States to finish his Saint Pablo Tour.

While Kim’s sister Kourtney had left her at their apartment for the night when she headed out to a nightclub, taking their one security guard with her.

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