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No Case to Answer

By Andrew Cook

9780750993869

ISBN: 9780750993869

Published: 21-04-2022


No Case to Answer

By Andrew Cook

ISBN: 9780750993869

Published: 21-04-2022

About This Book

In the early hours of Thursday 8 August 1963, sixteen masked men ambushed the Glasgow-Euston mail train at Sears Crossing in Buckinghamshire. Making off with a record haul of £2.6 million, the robbers received approximately £150,000 each (over £2 million in today’s money). While twelve of the robbers were jailed over the next five years, four were never brought to justice. They evaded arrest and 30-year prison sentences, and lived out the rest of their lives in freedom. In stark contrast to the likes of Ronnie Biggs, Buster Edwards and Bruce Reynolds, they became neither household names nor tabloid celebrities. A small team of accomplices who helped execute the crime, before and after the fact, also evaded 25-year prison terms for conspiracy to rob, and likewise lived the remainder of their lives in freedom. Now that these mystery figures, who managed to hide in plain sight for six decades, are dead, the truth about them and indeed about the Great Train Robbery itself can at last be told.

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