The Bluffer's Briefing on: Doing a runner
Thursday 06 May 1993
1651: Charles II escaped the forces of Cromwell fleeing to Paris, Cologne, Middelburg, Bruges, Brussels and Breda, in that order. Returned to regain the throne in 1660.
1945: Adolf Eichmann, mastermind of the Holocaust, escaped to Argentina, evading detection until he was joined by his wife in 1961. He was hanged in 1962.
1965: Ronnie Biggs, Great Train Robber, escaped 'Slipper' of the Yard and fled to Rio de Janeiro, where he was last reported to be living in a basement flat, marketing himself as a tourist attraction.
1974: John Stonehouse, former Minister of Posts and Telecommunications, faked his own death off a Miami beach. Found a year later in Australia, convicted of fraud and embezzlement. Died in 1988.
1974: Richard John Bingham, Seventh Earl of Lucan, disappeared after murder of his child's nanny and attack on his estranged wife. Still missing.
1993: Christopher Hatch, Stephen Binch, Gary Salesman, Christopher Johnson, Terence Hyman, Steven Elliott et al 'lost' by a new privatised prison service to become founder members of 'Group 4 for Freedom'.
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