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Ronnie Biggs Cashing In In Prison

by | 11th, July 2007

ronniebiggs.jpgYOU can’t keep an old cheeky chappy Cockney ducker and diver down, according to the Mirror.

The newspaper reveals that Great Train Robber and celebrity villain Ronnie Biggs is still on the make, the old East End Pearly… sparrow!

The 77-year-old was moved from the hardcore Belmarsh jail to the gentler environs of Norwich Prison last week, and the famous robber is making the most of his celebrity status.

Biggs is reported to be selling his autograph to fellow lags in return for tobacco and sweets.

A prison source is quoted as saying: “Biggs has been quick to cash in on his notoriety by signing autographs in return for extra treats like baccy, Mars bars and toilet paper. Ronnie might not be as strong as he was but he is a wily old fox and he knows he is a big name to the rest of the lags and he is making the most of it.”

Biggs is now partially paralysed and can barely speak after suffering several strokes and according to the prison source: “He is not well and spends most of his time asleep in his cell.”

Maybe he’s just too full after eating all those Mars bars.

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