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Ronnie in fast trip to freedom.

GANGSTER Ronnie Knight Ronnie Knight is a famous British criminal, conman and businessman in the construction industry.

Knight is best known for handling several million pounds stolen from a Security Express robbery in Shoreditch, East End of London, in 1983.
 was whisked to freedom yesterday after four years behind bars.

He sped away from jail in a big black Mercedes with a friend at the wheel after being released on licence.

The limo raced down the tree-lined drive to the outer gate of Springhill Prison, Bucks, and purred off to the M40 at 8.40am.

Knight, 64, sat low in the front passenger seat with a coat buttoned up to his neck and a black scarf across his face so only his eyes were showing.

By last night the ex-husband of EastEnders star Barbara Windsor was celebrating at a secret hideaway with his new love, blonde mum-of-three Diane Lumley, 36.

Knight was given a seven-year sentence for handling money stolen from a pounds 6million Security Express robbery.

He was jailed after 11 years of high living in Spain, where he ran a nightclub on the Costa del Sol Costa del Sol (kō`stä thĕl sōl`), a strip of coastline, S. Spain, in Andalusia, extending from Motril to Estepona The area has become famous as a Mediterranean coastal resort, and its tourist industry continues to expand.  and developed a booze Booze

sold cheap whiskey in a log-cabin bottle. [Am. Hist.: Espy, 152–153]

See : Drunkenness
 and cocaine cocaine (kōkān`, kō`kān), alkaloid drug derived from the leaves of the coca shrub. A commonly abused illegal drug, cocaine has limited medical uses, most often in surgical applications that take advantage of the fact that, in  habit.

His third wife, Susan, was abandoned in their luxury villa when he suddenly decided to fly back to England and face justice. Friends said he believed he would be able to clear his name.

In a book of memoirs mem·oir  
1. An account of the personal experiences of an author.

2. An autobiography. Often used in the plural.

3. A biography or biographical sketch.

 he later admitted paying pounds 1,000 to have a man murdered - a crime he was cleared of in 1980.
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Author:Daniels, Bill
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Nov 7, 1998
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