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BRITISH CROOK: Great Train Robber Ronnie Biggs dies [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2013-12-19 00:34:15 |Display all floors
Great Train Robber Ronnie Biggs has died at the age of 84.

Biggs became notorious for his part in the Great Train Robbery of 1963 and his subsequent escape from prison.

After decades on the run, the Londoner voluntarily returned to Britain in 2001 and went back to jail where his health declined rapidly.

In 2009, Biggs was released on compassionate grounds by then justice secretary Jack Straw due to his ill health.

Biggs, who was born in Lambeth, south London, was part of a gang which attacked a mail train at Ledburn, Buckinghamshire, as it made its way from Glasgow to London.

The group made off with £2.6million but the majority of the gang were later arrested and jailed.

Biggs was handed a 30-year jail sentence but escaped from Wandsworth prison after just 15 months and spent the next 36 years on the run, living in Brazil and Australia.

He eventually returned to the UK to seek medical treatment.

He was last seen in public at the funeral of Bruce Reynolds, the masterminded of the Great Train Robbery, in March.

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Post time 2013-12-19 00:38:04 |Display all floors
Sue Long -

Hope people remember this horrible bloke & his gang killed the train driver...................................

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