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.


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.