• Short Summary

    A TEAM OF FLYING SQUAD DETECTIVES RUSHED TO DOVER, ON THE KENT COAST, YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) TO SEARCH A MOTOR YACHT BELIEVED TO BE CONNECTED WITH THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY.

  • Description

    A TEAM OF FLYING SQUAD DETECTIVES RUSHED TO DOVER, ON THE KENT COAST, YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) TO SEARCH A MOTOR YACHT BELIEVED TO BE CONNECTED WITH THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY.

    LED BY DETECTIVE INSPECTOR DONALD NEESHAM THE SQUAD SPENT MORE THAN AN HOUR IN THE FOUR-BERTH CABIN OF THE CREAM COLOURED BOAT. LATER DOVER POLICE OFFICERS TOOK THE BOAT - THE 24 FEET "KARELIA" ON A TRAILER FOR FURTHER INVESTIGATION.

    SCOTLAND YARD CONNECT THE "KARELIA" WITH THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY OF NEARLY THREE YEARS AGO, WHEN A MAIL TRAIN WAS ROBBED OF GBP2,600,000 - THE BIGGEST CASH HAUL IN CRIME HISTORY. MOST OF THE HAUL - ABOUT GBP2,250,000 - IS STILL MISSING.

    THE "KARELIA", BUILT TWO YEARS AGO AT A COST OF ABOUT GBP2,000, HAD BEEN LYING OUT OF THE WATER FOR A MONTH. ITS OWNER HAD PUT IT UP FOR SALE AT GBP1,300 AND IT WAS IN DRY DOCK TO BE REPAINTED AND TO UNDERGO MINOR ALTERATIONS.

    DURING THE POLICE SEARCH A NAVIGATION SHART, SAILING EQUIPMENT AND LIQUID CONTAINERS WERE BROUGHT UP FOR EXAMINATION. DETECTIVES WERE BUILDING UP A TIMETABLE OF THE YACHT'S MOVEMENTS IN THE LAST 12 MONTHS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD20JW9J1AI47E2GZDU1AWOGFW
    Media URN:
    VLVAD20JW9J1AI47E2GZDU1AWOGFW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/04/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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