Great train robber Gordon Goody dies in Spain aged 86

MADRID: Officials in a southern Spain beach town say a member of the British gang that pulled off the 1963 "Great Train Robbery" has died.

Gordon Goody was 86 and had run a bar in the town of Mojacar after serving jail time in Britain for the heist.

A statement from Mojacar's town hall said Goody died Friday morning at his home surrounded by friends. It did not specify the cause of death.

Britain's Press Association news agency reported previously that Goody was sentenced to a 30-year sentence after being captured in the crime that saw thieves make off with 2.6 million pounds ($3.7 million) from a Glasgow-to-London mail train.

He was released in 1975 and set up a beach bar four years later in Spain.