Thursday, March 16, 2006

GREAT CRIMES AND TRIALS: The Great Train Robbery

On 8 August 1963, a mail train was ambushed in Buckinghamshire. In one of the largest train robberies ever, the gang got away with several million pounds in used bank notes which were on their way to be pulped.

After a massive search most of the robbers were caught and given long prison sentences. But several escaped and fled abroad, and the story of police attempts to recapture them still hits the headlines today.


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