December 18, 2013

Sad Day for Team Biggs

Team Biggs in Brazil

Team Biggs in Brazil

Speaking to Michael Biggs a few years ago about life with his father the Great Train Robber Ronnie who died this morning I was struck by how grounded he was.  What was most obvious however was how much Michael loved his dad. Biggs senior will always be remembered as a major icon of British criminal history, a colourful character whose exploits gave tabloid hacks almost unlimited mileage in their tale telling of the Great Train Robbery and its aftermath. Ronnie Biggs was probably the ultimate “likeable rogue” – not ideal father material many would say I guess, but I’m certain that he was the best father Michael would ever have wanted. They were quite a team.

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