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 Michael Brown shooting: Police shoot and kill second young black man near Ferguson
- 2 James Foley 'beheaded': Isis video shows militant with British accent 'execute US journalist' – and warns Obama of more to come
- 3 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns aged 27
- 4 Cilla Black defends Cliff Richard: 'I am positive that the allegations are without foundation'
- 5 James Foley 'beheading': Met police warn public watching murder video could be criminal offence
James Foley 'beheaded': PM cuts holiday short for emergency meeting on British response to latest Isis atrocity
Michael Brown shooting: Police shoot and kill second young black man near Ferguson
ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns aged 27
James Foley 'beheaded': Isis video shows militant with British accent 'execute US journalist' – and warns Obama of more to come
Iraq crisis: Islamic State's message to America - 'We will drown you all in blood'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Crisis? What crisis? A visiting US doctor gives the NHS a rave review
Ukip MEP calls for reintroduction of death penalty on fiftieth anniversary of last deaths
Russell Brand calls for Israel boycott: Comedian urges big businesses that 'facilitate the oppression of people in Gaza' to pull funding
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
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