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The jury in £2m Great Train Robbery retires to consider verdicts

A stock photo showing train tracks


Bruce Reynolds and his gang, including Buster Edwards and Ronnie Biggs, await the verdict of the jury. They’re accused of stealing £2.6m and assaulting the train driver in the early hours of 8 August 1963.

Evidence left at the gang’s alleged safe-house, a farmhouse close to the robbery, has been damning and the Crown is confident of convictions.

The gang are said to have whiled away the hours before the robbery, drinking beer and playing monopoly, all of which left multiple fingerprints...