British criminal Ronnie Biggs, best known for his role in the Great Train Robbery and escape from Wandsworth Prison, dies in the North London suburb of East Barnet.
Ronnie Biggs, who took part in the 1963 Great Train Robbery before escaping from prison and going on the run for 36 years, dies aged 84.
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