Funeral of Great Train Robber Biggs to take place

The funeral of Great Train Robber Ronnie Biggs will take place today.

Biggs, who gained notoriety for spending 36 years on the run after escaping prison, died last month at 84.

Ronnie Biggs, 35, jailed for 30 years for his part in the Great Train Robbery.
Ronnie Biggs, 35, jailed for 30 years for his part in the Great Train Robbery. Credit: PA

The world-renowned robber had been cared for at Carlton Court Care Home in East Barnet, north London, after suffering several strokes in recent years.

He was last seen in public last March at the funeral of fellow robber Bruce Reynolds.

Biggs' funeral will be held at Golders Green Crematorium, north London, this afternoon.

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Ronnie Biggs' funeral takes place

The funeral of Great Train Robber Ronnie Biggs has taken place in Golders Green. Biggs, who gained notoriety for spending 36 years on the run after escaping prison, died last month at 84.