29 Sep, 2014 @ 16:44
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The Great Train Robbery ‘mole’ finally identified

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.

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