50 years since the Great Train Robbery, we look back at pictures taken at the time.
The full duty log, tweeted throughout the day in real time by Thames Valley Police.
The Great Train Robbery is still one of the most brazen crimes ever committed, despite a series of blunders that almost led to its failure
Exactly 50 years on, the Great Train Robbery is a crime that still captures the imagination. The mastermind behind the violent attack on a mail train in Buckinghamshire was Bruce Reynolds, who died months before today's anniversary.
Today, his family was joined by infamous gang member Ronnie Biggs, as they buried his ashes at a cemetery in North London.
Today marks 50 years since a gang of robbers stopped the Glasgow-Euston overnight mail train in the biggest robbery of it's time. Masterminded by Bruce Reynolds, the gang made off with £2.6 million in used banknotes - the equivalent of over £40 million in today's money.
A headstone and bust of Bruce Reynolds has been unveiled at Highgate Cemetry.
Notorious criminalRonnie Biggs is leading the mourners at a memorial to Bruce Reynolds. The twowere involved in the Great Train Robbery of 1963. It took place at SearsCrossing, Buckinghamshire, when a gang of 15 men stole more than £2.6 million.
...stationary at Cheddington Rail. Stat. Fireman stoker and G.P.O employees attacked and property stolen- no other details known #GTRcallLOG
at Rail Stat. 301 men involved in cars and lorries employess handcuffed all Royal Mail gone- no desc of veh. Or men #GTRcallLOG
Thames Valley Police will tweet a duty log for 'that' day fifty years ago - when used bank notes were stolen from the overnight mail train from Glasgow to Euston.
This time 50 years ago a 16 strong gang brought a Royal Mail train travelling from Glasgow to London to a halt #GreatTrainRobbery
We are yet to receive a call. Why? It would later be discovered that the gang had cut all phone lines #GTRcallLog
That’s it! Thanks to the meticulous planning, the whole robbery is now finished! #GreatTrainRobbery
The headstone and bust of the Great Train Robbery mastermind Bruce Reynolds will be unveiled in Highgate Cemetry.
Reynolds' ashes are being interred on the 50th anniversary of the heist.
The Headstone and bust of Great Train Robber Bruce Reynolds is to be unveiled in Highgate Cemetry today.
The robbery took place on August 8 1963, when a gang masterminded by Bruce Reynolds stopped the Glasgow-Euston overnight mail train as it passed through the Buckinghamshire countryside close to Cheddington.