50 years since crime of century

The police investigation into the Great Train Robbery will be commemorated tonight, on the eve of the 50th anniversary of the crime.

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Police commended for solving Great Train Robbery

Video: They helped to solve what became known as the crime of the century - the Great Train Robbery. Fifty years ago today the country was stunned by the theft of £2.5m from a mail train.

It wasn't long before the gang was rounded up,and last night 18 police officers involved in the search were commended at a reunion ceremony in Oxfordshire. Sarah Cooper has our report.


Police force 'live tweets' Great Train Robbery

Thames Valley Police are live tweeting the Great Train Robbery 50 years after it was robbed of millions as it passed through Buckinghamshire.


We are yet to receive a call. Why? It would later be discovered that the gang had cut all phone lines #GTRcallLog

Fifty years since Great Train Robbery

It was a crime that stunned the nation. A daring raid the like of which had never been seen before. The Great Train Robbery, 50 years ago tomorrow, is now firmly entrenched in criminal history.

The gang thought they'd got away with Britain's biggest crime, but it wasn't long before detectives got their first lead and swooped on a street in Bournemouth where the carefully planned crime began to unravel. Richard Slee looks back on The Great Train Robbery.