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"Common Criminal" Biggs

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 4:08 pm
by falkor
Express Letters, page 26 of today's Daily Express

"Common Criminal" Biggs

How times change. It was not so long ago Ronnie Biggs was arrogantly laughing at the police because he had fled to South America and become a father, thereby putting himself in a position where he could not be extradited to the UK.

Now he and his family are begging for his release due to ill health. Could it be he would have been better off serving his time in prison having been sentenced for a serious robbery?

As far as I am concerned he should finish his time even if it is in the prison hospital. Biggs and the other gang members were made out to be public heroes but in fact they were just common criminals.

John Maxwell, Harwich, Essex

Re: "Common Criminal" Biggs

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 5:16 pm
by steven
Fair point.
Would it not have been better just to get it out of the way all those years ago?

Re: "Common Criminal" Biggs

Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 7:21 pm
by GMPCSO
Ive just seen in the news that he has been rejected for parole because he has shown no remorse for his crimes....

Re: "Common Criminal" Biggs

Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 10:32 am
by falkor
I am quite amazed

this rationale should be applied way more often

USA leads the way, the UK is frankly quite pitiful on keeping scum like him locked up for long enough

Re: "Common Criminal" Biggs

Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 12:00 am
by danielswindells
As they said-had he not escaped he would have finished years ago...

People like that are not a hero of any description....they are criminals...simple...