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Ronnie Biggs apologises for Great Train Robbery

books Updated: Nov 15, 2011 11:56 IST

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The 'Great Train Robber' Ronnie Biggs has finally apologised for the death of the train driver coshed in the infamous heist of 2.6 million pounds in the UK.

Victim Jack Mills died in 1970, some seven years after the Great Train Robbery which was committed by a 15-member gang on 8 August 1963 at Bridego Railway Bridge in Britain.

Biggs, now 82, who has never before shown remorse for the robbery, has, however, said sorry to Mills' family in an updated version of his autobiography, 'The Sun' reported.

He writes: "I have always regretted that Mr Mills was injured during the robbery and put under such pressure during the trial. I apologise to Mr Mills, his family and to everyone else who was affected.

"But there is nothing I can say that will wind the clock back. I have no magical Tardis, as much as I would like one."

Biggs, unable to speak after a series of strokes, used a "spelling board" and ghost writer for the book.