Plans to scatter the ashes of Great Train robber, Ronnie Biggs, at Bridego Bridge near Cheddington have been dismissed as inappropriate by local MP, David Liddington.
Biggs, one of 17 criminals who staged the robbery, died in a care home late last year. ‘I hesitate to say much because there is a real family that is grieving. Having said that, it strikes me as inappropriate. Not only was it a very serious crime but there was a train driver who was beaten up and did not live for many years afterwards,’ Mr Liddington, MP for Aylesbury said.
Jack Mills the driver of the ill fated Night Mail from Glasgow died of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia in 1970. He was 64. Biggs escaped from prison and went on to enjoy a life of some notoriety in Brazil. He was 84 when he died.