Ronnie Biggs died

Great Train Robber Ronnie Biggs dies aged 84

Biggs was part of the gang which escaped with £2.6m from the Glasgow to London mail train on 8 August 1963. He was given a 30-year sentence but escaped from Wandsworth prison in 1965.

Biggs, Reynolds, Ronald ‘Buster’ Edwards and the other gang members wore helmets and ski masks to carry out their crime, which took place near Cheddington, Buckinghamshire.

He said it was “totally regrettable” that train driver Jack Mills has been struck over the head during the robbery.

“I regret it fully myself – I only wish it would not have happened but there’s no way that I can put the clock back.”

Biggs lived in Spain, Australia and Brazil while on the run

He had initially fled to Paris, with his wife Charmian and two sons, Farley and Chris.

His share of the loot amounted to about £147,000 which isn’t a bad deal of money even now.

Rest In Peace Ronnie


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