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Five quotes by the late Ronnie Biggs

Ronnie Biggs gives the 'V sign to press as he arrives at the funeral of Bruce Reynolds in March 2013. Photo by Rex Features Ronnie Biggs gives the 'V sign to press as he arrives at the funeral of Bruce Reynolds in March 2013. Photo by Rex Features

Wednesday, December 18, 2013
8:18 AM

Ronnie Biggs, notorious for his role in the Great Train Robbery has died.

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Here are five quotes which sum up his life of ‘crookery’

1)

One report said that since my time on the run I’ve had 2,500 girlfriends. I mean you got to realize, I’ve been on the run for more than 30 years, I have got to have had more than that!

2)

It has been rumoured that I was the brains of the robbery, but that was totally incorrect. I’ve been described as the tea boy, which is also incorrect.

3)

There’s a difference between criminals and crooks. Crooks steal. Criminals blow some guy’s brains out. I’m a crook.

4)

The only thing I’m sorry about is there was any violence at all. Without Mr Mills being attacked, it would’ve been, for me, a clean, very neat piece of what I call crookery.

5)

I don`t have any intentions to return to England. I would go back if I could return as a free person. I don`t want to return to prison.”

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