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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Stetson hat and a Charlton scarf adorn Biggs coffin

A Stetson hat and a red-and-white Charlton Athletic scarf sat atop the flags of Brazil and the UK as Ronnie Biggs' coffin was carried into a packed-out chapel in north London.

A six-piece Dixie band played slow tunes as Ronnie Biggs' coffin was carried into position. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire
Biggs' carers at the Carlton Court Care Home in East Barnet were among those joining the funeral procession. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire
Mourners clapped and touched the coffin as it made its way into Golders Green Crematorium, north London. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire

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