The crime of the century

IT WAS the crime of the century - the biggest heist ever, and the raid which put Aylesbury Vale in the headlines 44 years ago.

The Great Train Robbery took place on Thursday August 8, 1963, at Sears Crossing, near Cheddington, and the gang walked off with 2.6million.

Two London gangster firms were involved in the robbery, and used simple methods to pull off the theft from the Glasgow to London night-mail 'Up Special' express train.


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