The London Royal Mail train was robbed by the gang 50 years ago
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Great Train Robbery 50 years on

Fifty years on what quickly became known as 'The Great Train Robbery' still occupies a unique place in the history of British crime. A sculpture of the ringleader, Bruce Reynolds, will be unveiled at Highgate Cemetery by his son.

It is 50 years since the Great Train Robbery.

A gang made up of 15 men escaped with £2.6m in used banknotes - the equivalent of over £40m in today's money - after they held up a Glasgow to London Royal Mail train on a bridge in Buckinghamshire.

A sculpture of the ringleader, Bruce Reynolds, will be unveiled at Highgate Cemetery by his son.

Duncan Kennedy reports.

  • 08 Aug
  • From the section UK