Biggs’ ashes to be scattered at Bridego Bridge

Ronnie Biggs, pictured in 1965

Ronnie Biggs, pictured in 1965

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Ledburn’s Bridego Bridge could soon be scattered with the late Great Train Robber Ronnie Biggs’ ashes.

The revelation over the weekend was made by his son Michael Biggs, 39, who said his father’s wish was for one third of his remains to be spread at the scene on the anniversary of his sentencing in April.

One third of his ashes will be sent to his ex-wife Charmian in Australia and the final third will be flown to Brazil where he spent 30 years on the run for robbing a Royal Mail train of £46million in August 1963. Biggs, pictured, died in December aged 84 in a London care home after being released from prison on compassionate grounds two days before his 80th birthday.