Mail bags stolen in armed raid on train

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A MAIL TRAIN was robbed last night by raiders, said to be armed, who tied up two postal workers, writes Andrew Gliniecki.

Several mail bags were stolen from the train after it had arrived at Euston station, central London. There was no early indication of the value of the stolen items. British Transport police said that the two men, thought to be armed with a pistol, threatened two post office workers, then tied them up. One is reported to have suffered a minor injury to the cheek during the raid, which lasted about 15 minutes, but no shots were fired.

The train was raided shortly after it arrived on platform 1 at 6.58pm. It is thought that the raiders made use of the platform's easy access to adjoining Eversholt Street.