Train robber Biggs falls ill

GREAT train robber Ronnie Biggs was taken to hospital yesterday after suffering a suspected stroke.

Emergency services were called to the 81-year-old’s nursing home in Barnet, north London, after he fell ill.

His son, Michael, said he was conscious and preparing to undergo a CT scan as part of a battery of tests to find out what happened.

Mr Biggs has suffered declining health since being transferred from prison to a care home in Bells Hill on medical grounds last year.

Originally from Lambeth, south London, he was a member of a gang that made off with £2.6 million from a Glasgow to London mail train in 1963.

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