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Biggs was a member of a 15-strong gang which attacked a mail train in Ledburn, Buckinghamshire, on 8 August 1963. The gang made off with £2.6m in used banknotes in the biggest ever raid on a British train. After being given a 30-year sentence, Biggs 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...

2009-07-01

 robbery train thief parole UK
A Pakistani court has freed a US CIA contractor after acquitting him of two counts of murder at a hearing held at a prison in Lahore, officials say. Raymond Davis, 36, was alleged to have shot dead two men in the eastern city of Lahore in January following what he said was an attempted armed robbery. The acquittal came when relatives of the dead men pardoned him in court. They confirmed to the judge overseeing the case that they had...

2011-03-16

 Pakistan CIA blood money robbery shooting killing Lahore USA