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Great train robber Ronnie Biggs dies
Great train robber Ronnie Biggs has died aged 84.
Biggs was part of a gang which escaped with £2.6m from the Glasgow to London mail train on 8 August 1963 - a crime which made headlines around the world.
The audacious heist has been a subject of public fascination ever since and has been turned into afilms and a TV series shoing this evening.
Biggs was given a 30-year sentence but escaped from Wandsworth prison in 1965.
In 2001, he returned to the UK seeking medical help but was sent back to prison. He was released on compassionate grounds in 2009 after contracting pneumonia.
Biggs, who died early on Wednesday, was being cared for at the Carlton Court Care Home in East Barnet, north London
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