The £5 notes were bundled in batches of £2,500, the £1 notes in batches of £500. This meant that their sentences were effectively reduced to five years only. Statistically, this could have amounted to £131,000 or 4. From 1948 to 1950 he was called up for , and in 1955 he married , with whom he had three children. He married June Rose in 1952. Butler raided them three times but he never found the train money. Eleven months after Wilson's escape, in July 1965, Biggs escaped from , 15 months into his sentence.
On 29 January 2016, Goody died of emphysema at the age of 85. Throughout his three years on the run with wife Sheree and baby son Stephen, he was taken advantage of or let down by friends and associates. It was surmised that McKenna either donated his share to the over the years or had had the money stolen from him. Of descent, Goody was born in , London in March 1930 and was still living there in his mother's flat at the time of the robbery. The London side of the investigation then continued under Detective Chief Superintendent , who replaced as head of the shortly after Millen was promoted to Deputy Commander under.
Meanwhile, gang members entered the engine cabin from both sides, and as Mills grappled with one robber he was struck from behind by another with a and rendered semi-conscious. As Pierce is about to be put into the wagon, he frees himself and he and Agar escape, to the jubilation of the crowd and the chagrin of the police. His friends from childhood were Jimmy Hussey, Tommy Wisbey, Bruce Reynolds and Gordon Goody. Archived from the original on 20 December 2013. They were living in a rented, fully furnished flat above a florist's shop in Wimborne Road, ,. The film featured a gripping car chase though this was connected to another earlier crime and not the robbery which included scenes of a policeman being run down.
After tampering with the lineside signals in order to bring the train to a halt, a gang of fifteen, led by , attacked the train. Smith was the only man not ultimately arrested that was on both the Hatherill list, and Tommy Butler's list. Clean Willy is subsequently arrested after being caught pick-pocketing and informs on Pierce. His mother died in 1935, and he had trouble living with his father and stepmother, so he often stayed with one or other of his grandmothers. Despite being a fictionalised account did draw on key details of the real robbery and these were reflected in the film. The keys at the train station prove a much harder challenge.
Based on a true incident , this intrigue-filled caper has been packed with suspense , thrills , action , stylish fun and hooks to keep interested. He had to bring in bank clerks to count the damp and musty money to determine the final sum. He clearly did not know all the names perfectly, and a second informant a woman was able to fill in the gaps. Unlike the other three members of the gang who got away, Peta Fordham does make mention of the replacement driver, but notes that he is said now to be dead, perhaps the robbers who provided material for the book did not want the police looking for him, as at the time of publishing 1965 Reynolds, White and Edwards were still on the run. He was the last of those convicted in Aylesbury to be released.
Mills and Whitby were then brought into the carriage, handcuffed together and put down beside the staff. Prior to the robbery Field had represented Buster Edwards and Gordon Goody. He and Agar replace the gold with lead bars and toss the bags of gold off the train at a prearranged point. Both Piers Paul Read, and later Bruce Reynolds refer to three robbers who got away as Bill Jennings, Alf Thomas and Frank Monroe. The key breakthrough was when Detective Chief Superintendent Millen met a distinguished barrister in a smoking room of an exclusive West End club who stated that someone was willing to inform on the gang. He died 6 weeks after his brother in law Reynolds. He was arrested in 1983 for drug-related offences Reynolds denied having any involvement.
Field, not knowing the police had found a receipt, readily confirmed that he and his wife had been to Germany on a holiday and gave them the details of the place at which they had stayed. This has caused speculation that there is a great deal of robbery loot still out there. A statement was read on behalf of Gordon Goody. McKenna was introduced to two of the criminals who would carry out the raid—Gordon Goody and Buster Edwards—by a London solicitor's clerk, Brian Field. Pierce's mistress Miriam Lesley-Anne Down and his Barlow George Downing join the plot, and a train guard, Burgess, is bribed into participation.
In total, a sum of £100,900 was found. Pierce ingratiates himself with Trent by feigning a shared interest in. He first made contact with 'The Ulsterman' in a meeting set up by Brian Field in Finsbury Park. He died in his sleep, aged 81, on 28 February 2013. It is alleged that the total weight of the bags removed was 2. Roy James James went back to motor racing following his release on 15 August 1975.
After release, he went to the Devon village of Beaford with Welch and three others where locals became suspicious at the number of £5 notes they were spending. On Monday 12 August 1963, Butler was appointed to head the police investigation of the London connection and quickly formed a six-man Train Robbery Squad. One of them is the man responsible for the attack on the train driver. Two weeks after his escape Wilson was in Paris for plastic surgery. He joined an exclusive golf club and participated in the activities of the local community.