Great Train Robber Ronnie Biggs was today admitted to hospital after complaining of chest pain.
Biggs, 80, is expected to undergo tests at Barnet General Hospital later today, his son Michael said.
He explained: “He had pain in his chest this morning, he’s conscious but he’s in a lot of pain.”
Biggs was released from prison on medical grounds last year and has been living in a care home in Barnet.
Michael Biggs, who is with his father in hospital, said: “He was brought in to Barnet General this morning and he’ll be having tests later today.
“He was complaining of pains in his chest.
“My daughter was born in the last few weeks so he’s been in good spirits celebrating that.”
Biggs has been plagued with ill health in recent years.
Originally from Lambeth, south London, he was a member of a 15-strong gang which attacked the Glasgow to London mail train at Ledburn, Bucks, on August 8 1963 before making off with £2.6m.
He was given a 30-year sentence but escaped from Wandsworth prison, south London, in a furniture van after spending 15 months in jail.
He was on the run for more than 30 years, living in Spain, Australia and Brazil, before returning to the UK voluntarily in 2001.