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Derek Bentley: A Victim of British Justice

The story of Derek Bentley has become synonymous with the phrase ‘let him have it’, something that Bentley allegedly shouted to Christopher Craig on 2nd November 1952. 1,105 more words

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5 Most Tragic Wrongful Convictions in British History

Its hard to imagine the pain when someone you love is murdered or dies in suspicious circumstances. However, just as hard to imagine is when someone is tried and convicted for a crime they did not commit. 1,732 more words

3. Kay Starr - Comes A-Long A-Love (1953)

At 9am on 28 January 1953, Derek Bentley was controversially hanged for murder at Wandsworth Prison in London. Bentley issued the infamous and ambiguous phrase “Let him have it” to his friend and accomplice Christopher Craig, and a policeman was shot dead. 304 more words

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