16 April - 12 of the Great Train Robbers that stole £2m are given 307 years

Or to put it another way, each robber earned roughly £216,000 and for that, they would serve around a quarter of century inside. To put this in perspective, that’s the equivalent of about an annual salary of £8,500. At the time, that was an impressive amount, especially considering it was tax free. Though they would probably have preferred to have been free to spend it... Read the full Great Train Robbery Crime File

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