Ronnie Biggs

English thief (1929–2013)

Ronald Arthur "Ronnie" Biggs (8 August 1929 – 18 December 2013) was a British robber. He is took part in the Great Train Robbery of 1963. The robbery happened on his birthday.[1]

Ronnie Biggs
Biggs in 1999
Ronald Arthur Biggs

(1929-08-08)8 August 1929
Died18 December 2013(2013-12-18) (aged 84)
Barnet, London, England
Known forGreat Train Robbery of 1963
Charmian Powell (m. 1960–1976)
Raimunda de Castro (m. 2002–2013)
(his death)
ChildrenNicholas (dead)
Farley Paul

Biggs was born in Stockwell, Lambeth, London. He escaped from prison in 1965 and lived as a fugitive for 36 years. In 2001, he chose to return to the United Kingdom and spent the next eight years in prison.

Biggs was released from prison on compassionate grounds on 6 August 2009.[2] He died in Barnet, London, aged 84.[3] His cause of death was not released.[3]

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  1. "My beloved dad, the train robber". The Guardian. 17 January 2004. Retrieved 22 October 2013.
  2. "Biggs to be released on "compassionate grounds"". BBC News. 6 August 2009.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Great Train Robber Ronnie Biggs dies aged 84". BBC News. BBC News UK. 18 December 2013. Retrieved 18 December 2013.

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