The Big One: Ronald Biggs and the Great Train Robbery
In May 2001 Ronald Biggs sent a one page e-mail to Detective Chief Superintendent John Coles, the head of Scotland Yard's Serious and Organized Crime Group. It allegedly said: "I would like to give myself up to you. I need passport documentation to travel back to
Citing ill health after suffering a stroke, his third in two years, the 71-year-old Biggs expressed a desire to end his days on home soil. He told the BBC, "I am a sick man. My last wish is to walk into a
Despite numerous appeals, Ronald Biggs still spends each and every day laying in a prison hospital bed being fed through a tube having lost the ability to feed himself or speak since suffering a fourth stroke nearly two years ago.
To this day his son Michael wages a constant battle with British authorities to secure his fathers release so he can live out his final days free from prison, but it seems as though Ronnies famous luck has finally run out.