Great Train Robber jailed

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The Independent Online
ONE OF the Great Train Robbers, Roy James, 58, was jailed for six years at the Old Bailey yesterday for shooting his former father-in-law and wounding his ex-wife after a dispute over divorce proceedings.

A jury cleared him of attempting to murder David Wadlow, 55, but convicted him of wounding. It cleared him of wounding Anthea James, 28, with intent to cause her grievous bodily harm, but found him guilty of unlawful wounding. The incidents happened at his former home in Headley, Surrey, last May.

James said he was depressed at the time due to financial and personal problems. In 1964 he was jailed for 30 years, but released after 13, for his part in the Great Train Robbery a year earlier which netted a gang pounds 2.5m.