Ace Kenny’s dad a Train Rob sus­pect

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FOR­MER Arse­nal and Eng­land star Kenny San­som’s dad and un­cle were Great Train Rob­bery sus­pects.

The rev­e­la­tion comes af­ter the gov­ern­ment re­leased files in­clud­ing a list of sus­pects ahead of the 50th an­niver­sary of the heist.

Among the names of po­ten­tial sus­pects on the list of 28 com­piled by cops were Kenny’s dad Ge­orge and un­cle Terry. Of the names, 11 were to be con­victed.

Nei­ther brother was ever charged with any of­fence and both died in the late 1980s.

But Kenny ( above), 53, who was capped 86 times, re­mem­bers talk of the rob­bery.

He said: “The story I heard was that my un­cle or my dad was of­fered a driv­ing job in the train rob­bery.

“Terry was a very quick driver, but felt it was too risky.”

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