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Great Train Robber Ronnie Biggs dies aged 84

Great Train Robber Ronnie Biggs has died aged 84, his spokeswoman said.

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Ex-British Rail COO conveys sympathy for Biggs' family

Peter Rayner, former chief operating officer of British Rail, has been critical of Ronnie Biggs in the past, but expressed sympathy for his family.

Mr Rayner said:

My view is that whilst I was - and am - critical of the Great Train Robbers and the heroes' welcome they got, especially in light of the death of Jack Mills, my sympathies go out to his family and I would not wish to speak further on the subject.

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