In the Media

Criminals, not heroes

PUBLISHED December 18, 2013

Ronnie Biggs, a member of the notorious gang that committed the Great Train Robbery 50 years ago, has died at the age of 84. Some are portraying him as a heroic villain who grabbed the equivalent of more than £40 million in today's money from the Glasgow to Euston mail train, and who escaped from prison to live a life on the run in exotic locations.