Berkshire

Great Train Robber Tommy Wisbey charge sheet auctioned

Tommy William Wisbey with charge sheet Image copyright Special Auction Services
Image caption The charge sheet had been estimated to fetch between £300 and £500

An original charge sheet belonging to one of the Great Train Robbers has fetched £750 at auction in Berkshire.

Tommy William Wisbey was a bookie hired as "muscle" for the Great Train Robbery, which took place on 8 August 1963.

Wisbey, whose role in the heist was to frighten the train staff, was sentenced to 30 years' imprisonment for his involvement but was released in 1976.

The sheet had been estimated to sell for between £300 and £500.

Image copyright PA
Image caption Tommy Wisbey was sentenced to 30 years in prison but was released early

It was sold on behalf of Wisbey by Special Auction Services in Newbury.

Adam Inglut, antiques and collectables specialist, said an internet bidder won the sheet but he did not know who he was or where he was from.

The gang raided a Glasgow to London mail train and escaped with £2.6m in used bank notes.

The haul from a mail train in Cheddington, Buckinghamshire, was a record at that time.

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