I speak to Daily Mail crime writer Stephen Wright for the Beyond Reasonable Doubt podcast. Listen to the episode here.
When Great Train Robber Ronnie Biggs was sentenced to 30 years for his part in the biggest robbery in British history, it wasn’t the end of his story – he disappeared over the wall of Wandsworth Prison and fled abroad, becoming one of the 20th century’s most infamous wanted men. Award-winning Daily Mail crime writer Stephen Wright talks to Colin Mackenzie, the intrepid reporter who tracked Biggs down in Brazil in 1974 about how he found him, why he found himself charmed by the notorious criminal… and what happened next. Brace yourself for a heavy dose of Fleet Street and Scotland Yard nostalgia from a different era.