Biggs faces parole wait

GREAT train robber Ronnie Biggs faces an agonising wait to learn if he will be freed from jail after his parole hearing adjourned without a result.

A spokesman for the Parole Board said a decision was likely by July this year when Biggs becomes eligible for release after serving a third of his sentence.

Biggs, 79, from Lambeth, London, was a member of a 15-strong gang which attacked the Glasgow to London mail train at Ledburn, Buckinghamshire, on August 8, 1963, before making off with £2.6 million.

The final decision rests with British justice secretary Jack Straw who will consider the case after he has received the Parole Board’s report.

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