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Funeral for Great Train Robber Ronnie Biggs

Great Train Robber Ronnie Biggs, who spent three decades on the run, has been given an appropriate send off with his hearse carrying a floral wreath in the shape of a two-fingered salute en route to his funeral.

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Ronnie Biggs' rebel life marked with sweary wreath

Two flags and a two-fingered wreath accompanied Ronnie Biggs' coffin en route to the funeral service at Golders Green Crematorium. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Great Train Robber Ronnie Biggs' infamous defiance of authority has been celebrated at his funeral with a white floral wreath in the shape of a two-fingered salute included in his hearse.

The flag of Brazil, where he spent many years on the run, was draped over his coffin along with a Union flag as it was driven through north London on the way to his funeral service.

Biggs, who spent more than three decades as a fugitive, died at the age of 84 last month.

Ronnie Biggs stuck his fingers up to journalists as he attended the funeral of fellow Great Train Robber Bruce Reynolds last year. Credit: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire

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