Great Train Robber Ronnie Biggs, one of Britain's most notorious criminals, dies

Great Train Robber Ronnie Biggs is seen posing for a photograph in Brazil on Sept, 1992. Biggs, whose escape from jail and decades spent on the run made him one of Britain's most notorious criminals, died on Wednesday at the age of 84, media rep
Great Train Robber Ronnie Biggs is seen posing for a photograph in Brazil on Sept, 1992. Biggs, whose escape from jail and decades spent on the run made him one of Britain's most notorious criminals, died on Wednesday at the age of 84, media reports said. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (AFP) - Great Train Robber Ronnie Biggs, whose escape from jail and decades spent on the run made him one of Britain's most notorious criminals, died on Wednesday at the age of 84, media reports said.

Biggs had suffered a series of strokes in recent years and was at the time of his death being cared for in a home in north London, according to the Press Association and Sky News, who reported his death quoting unnamed sources.