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'.
- 1 Florida man sentenced to two-and-a-half years for having sex on the beach in front of a child
- 2 Autistic teenager beaten up by bullies makes them watch 20-minute video about autism
- 3 Nick Kyrgios calls former Olympian Dawn Fraser a 'blatant racist' after she tells Wimbledon star to 'go back where their parents came from'
- 4 World learns of app that shows you who unfriended you on Facebook, app promptly crashes
- 5 Chris Moyles reportedly set to make radio comeback with new breakfast show on XFM
Florida man sentenced to two-and-a-half years for having sex on the beach in front of a child
Autistic teenager beaten up by bullies makes them watch 20-minute video about autism
Man who was struck and killed by lightning in Brecon Beacons 'was carrying a selfie stick'
Greece debt crisis as it happened: EU chiefs at loggerheads hours before Alexis Tsipras’s last ditch deal proposals
Bakery sends 'horrific' version of Frozen-themed birthday cake to unsuspecting customer
More Britons believe that multiculturalism makes the country worse - not better, says poll
Osborne to cap family benefits at £23,000 – announced ahead of his post-election Budget
Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
Sickness and disability benefits could be reduced by £30 a week as part of £12bn welfare cuts
Greece debt crisis: Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande issue Athens with 24-hour ultimatum to avoid crashing out of the euro
Greece crisis: Referendum exposes a gaping hole at the heart of the European Union – its lack of genuine legitimacy
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