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GREAT Train Robber Ronnie Biggs is making a fresh bid to be released from a British prison on compassionate grounds, his legal team says.
Biggs, 77, is partially paralysed and can barely speak after suffering several strokes.
His son Michael said: "He still cannot speak, hardly walk or read or write.
"Hopefully, they will release him now."
The train robber gave himself up to British authorities in May 2001.
He was in a gang that ambushed a Glasgow-to-London night train in August 1963, escaping with $6.1 million in cash.
He was caught and jailed for 30 years, but he escaped after 15 months and fled to Australia and, later, Brazil.
The Home Office has previously refused to allow his release on compassionate grounds.
From correspondents in London
August 05, 2007 12:00am
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