Gravely ill in a London hospital, Great Train Robber Ronnie Biggs has been released from prison, a day before his 80th birthday.His life on the run after escaping from prison in 1964 made him a criminal legend. He spent decades as a fugitive living the high life in Australia, Panama, Venezuela before finally settling in Brazil. He had a son with his Brazilian girl friend and appeared regularly in the British press. He was re-arrested on his return to Britain – he came back for medical treatment – in 2001 and returned to prison. Ronnie Biggs was part of a gang who in 1963 robbed the Glasgow to London mail train, escaping with 2.6 million pounds – a fabulous sum at the time. All of the gang of 15 were caught. Due to his years on the run, Ronnie Biggs is the last to be released.
Ronnie Biggs freed