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Complainant Name:
Mr Evan Williams

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Daily Mail


Mr Evan Williams of Preston complained that an article about Great Train Robber Ronnie Biggs had stated misleadingly that train driver Jack Mills had died after being savagely beaten during the robbery. The complainant pointed out that the injuries sustained by Mr Mills were not connected to his death some years later.


The complaint was resolved when the newspaper published the following letter from the complainant:

Further to the article about Ronnie Biggs' compassionate release (Mail), I'd like to point out that the injuries sustained by Jack Mills during the Great Train robbery of 1963 were in no way connected to his death in February 1970.

The West Cheshire Coroner ruled that Mills' death was of natural causes. Chronic lymphatic leukaemia and bronchial pneumonia were cited on the death certificate.

Date Published: 80

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