Description : This is a story of an alert member of the public who had his life and that of his family changed having notified the police of the whereabouts of the hideout of the Great Train Robbers. Within days his notoriety had spread worldwide and this began years of constant pressure, physical threats to him and his family, trauma and anxiety. He had to take precautions at work in the hope of preventing an attack whilst working alone. Because of his careful detail in the evidence which he gave at the trial he was subjected to an attempt to frame him on a charge of perjury. Eventually he pondered the question, If a similar situation arose, would he act in the same way?
Description : Definitive account of the famous 1963 Great Train Robbery - and its aftermath. In the early hours of Thursday 8th August 1963 at rural Cheddington in Buckinghamshire, £2.6 million (£50 million today) in unmarked £5, £1 and 10-shilling notes was stolen from the Glasgow to London nightmail train in a daring and brilliantly executed operation lasting just 46 minutes. Quickly dubbed the crime of the century, it has captured the imagination of the public and the world's media for 50 years, taking its place in British folklore and giving birth to the myths of The Great Train Robbery. Ronnie Biggs, Buster Edwards and Bruce Reynolds became household names. But what really happened? This is the story of four talented villains who took the criminal world by storm, of the 'perfect crime'. It is also the story of ruthless policemen, determined to hunt the robbers down and to make sure nobody slipped through the net, not even the innocent. It is the story of an Establishment under siege, and of one mistake which cost the robbers 307 years in prison. Fifty years later, here is the story set out in full for the first time, a true-life crime thriller, and also a vivid slice of British social history.
Description : The Squad that investigated The Great Train Robbery. "The Old Grey Fox" or "One Day Tommy" (Detective Chief Superintendent Tommy Butler) selected six of the best officers on the elite Metropolitan Police Flying Squad to investigate the Crime of the Century, but whilst many books have been written by and about every criminal arrested for this crime, NONE have been written about the detectives who traced and tracked them. Tommy Butler delayed his retirement to complete the job, but died a few months after he retired at 57 years of age, the only detective of his rank in the late 1950s and 1960s not to publish an autobiography.This book provides a detailed account of the men tasked with tracking down the most notorious thieves in British history. It examines the investigation in detail and asks how it would contrast with the methods used today should a similar incident take place.Geoff Platt examines what happened to these men after the investigation was closed and the effect it had on both their personal and professional lives.
Description : The story of the Great Train Robbery of 1963 according to the latest research and how it adversely affected the lives of all thos involved.
Description : A new history of the most infamous crimes of the 1960s. Published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the robbery, 8 August 2013.
Description : Are you interested in true life crime? Would you like to find out more about some of the most highly publicised crimes ever committed in Great Britain? Are you curious about the UK’s most notorious murderers, bank robbers, kidnappers, fraudsters and career criminals? If so, you won’t want to be without 101 Interesting Facts on Britain’s True Life Crimes? What event marked the start of the ‘supergrass’ era in the UK? Who were the Bridgewater Four and what crime were they convicted of? Can you name Britain’s supposed wealthiest criminal, also known as ‘Goldfinger’? Who was the ‘Black Widow’ and how did she come by her nickname? The answers can all be found inside Mike Gray’s fascinating new true crime book. Discover the truth about more than 100 actual events that grabbed the headlines and shocked the UK including details of serial killers, gangsters, thieves, crimes of passion, those who were caught or got away and the falsely accused. It is all inside this compelling book, a must-have read for all true crime fans.
Description : Podroben prikaz kriminalnih dejanj v zgodovini (od tatvine, ponarejanja pa do kanibalizma, množičnih umorov, političnih škandalov /Watergate/ itd.) in njihovih storilcev, med drugimi naprimer Al Capone, Bonnie in Clyde, Oscar Wilde, Peter Sutcliffe, Nelson, Biggs, Moors itd. Vključena so glavna dejstva, izrečene kazni, metode, motivi in posledice kriminalne dejavnosti in miselnosti, pa tudi zabavne anekdote s tega področja.