Train heist Biggs near to death
GREAT Train robber Ronnie Biggs was feared close to death in jail last night.
Biggs, 77, is in a specially designed “nursing home” for elderly prisoners at Norwich jail.
And the prison chaplain is on standby to administer the last rites.
He has skin cancer, heart trouble and MRSA.
A family friend said: “Ronnie is ready to go free at last. He has put up a brave fight but his health has deteriorated so badly lately that he can’t go on.”
Biggs got 30 years for his part in the £2.6million mail train robberyin 1963.
He escaped after 15 months and lived in Brazil, where he famously evaded extradition for 30 years. He returned to Britain in 2001 and was re-arrested.
THE END: Ronnie Biggs