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Codebreaker's family pay poignant visit to Bletchley Park

Alan Turing's family at Bletchley Park. Photo: ITV News Anglia.

More than 70 years after codebreaker Alan Turing helped bring the Second World War to an end, his family have paid a poignant visit to Bletchley Park.

About 20 of the mathematician's relatives were at the codebreaking centre today to pay tribute to his legacy.

They were able to see where he lived and work, including Hut 11 which housed Turing's all-important codebreaking machines.

Alan Turing. Credit: ITV News Anglia / Bletchley Park.

Mr Turing's niece described the visit as "incredibly moving".

"He was very kind, very generous, very caring. He was a bit dishevelled, shall we say. He was a very kind uncle."

– Inagh Payne, Alan Turing's niece.