THE Great Train Robbery’s final secret looks to have been let out of the bag in Andalucia after remaining untold for over 50 years.
Gordon Goody – mastermind of one of the most famous crimes in history – revealed the final piece of the puzzle from his home in Mojacar, Almeria whilst filming documentary The Great Train Robbery: A Tale of Two Thieves.
Goody – who moved to southern Spain after his release from UK prison in 1975 – has finally settled many years of debate by identifying the ‘mole’ of the sting as Paddy McKenna, a senior Royal Mail worker from Belfast.
McKenna – previously referred to as ‘the Ulsterman’ – is said to be a devout Catholic who may have given his share of the stolen cash to church charities.
Whilst his criminal associates – Ronnie Biggs and Bruce Reynolds (to name just two) – became cult figures in the UK, Goody escaped to Spain to run beach bar Chiringuito Kon Tiki in Mojacar.