• Short Summary

    IN BRITAIN, A MASSIVE HUNT IS UNDER WAY FOR THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBER, RONALD BIGGS, WHO MADE A DARING ESCAPE FROM A LONDON JAIL YESTERDAY (THURSDAY).

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    IN BRITAIN, A MASSIVE HUNT IS UNDER WAY FOR THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBER, RONALD BIGGS, WHO MADE A DARING ESCAPE FROM A LONDON JAIL YESTERDAY (THURSDAY). TODAY, POLICE COMBED THE GROUNDS OF A MANSION IN SURREY, NEAR LONDON, AFTER A REPORT HE WAS THERE. THE SEARCH YIELDED NOTHING.

    BIGGS, WHO ESCAPED WITH THREE OTHERS, WAS SERVING 30 YEARS FOR HIS PART IN THE GBP2,600,000 ROBBERY TWO YEARS AGO. A SECOND ROBBER, CHARLES WILSON, IS STILL AT LARGE AFTER BREAKING OUT OF A BIRMINGHAM JAIL ELEVEN MONTHS AGO.

    POLICE WERE FLOODED WITH CALLS ABOUT THE LATEST ESCAPE. THE HOTTEST LEAD SEEMED TO BE THE SURREY MANSION REPORT, BUT A THOROUGH SEARCH FOUND NOTHING AND WAS CALLED OFF.

    IT WAS FROM THE GRIM WANDSWORTH PRISON IN SOUTH LONDON THAT THE 35-YEAR-OLD BIGGS ESCAPED. HE CLIMBED OVER THE WALL, WHERE A GANG WAS WAITING. A PRISON OFFICIAL'S 17-YEAR-OLD SON, WORKING ON HIS MOTOR-CYCLE, PICKED UP A SPANNER AND TRIED TO INTERVENE. HE WAS FORCED BACK AT GUNPOINT.

    THE WIFE OF ANOTHER PRISON OFFICIAL WAS ALSO AN EYEWITNESS. SHE WAS SITTING IN THE LOUNGE OF HER HOME NEAR THE PRISON WHEN SHE SAW THE ESCAPERS CLIMB OVER THE WALL. THEY JUMPED ONTO A FURNITURE VAN THROUGH A SLIDING ROOF, CHANGED THEIR CLOTHES, AND MADE OFF BY CAR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9ER5K59XTJWFIYLR9XBKP7Y33
    Media URN:
    VLVA9ER5K59XTJWFIYLR9XBKP7Y33
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/07/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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