Death of Great Train Robbery gang member

The Great Train Robbery
The Great Train Robbery

One of the last surviving members of the Great Train Robbery gang has died at his home in southern Spain.

Gordon Goody, 86, died in the town of Mojacar where he ran a bar.

Goody was jailed for 30 years for his part in the robbery, but was released in 1975 and set up his Spanish bar four years later.

The August 1963 heist – during which the gang stopped a Royal Mail train at Bridego Railway Bridge, Ledburn – still remains as one of the most audacious plots in English criminal history and put Leighton Buzzard on the map across the globe.

They stole £2,631,684 in used notes (about £43m in today’s money).

Mojacar Town Council released a statement saying Goody died on Friday morning surrounded by friends but did not reveal the cause of death.