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Petition calls for computer genius on £10 note

A petition is calling for Alan Turning to be the next face on a £10 note

Nearly 27,000 people have signed a petition for the Bletchley codebreaker Alan Turing to be pictured on the next £10 note.

Turing's been hailed a national hero for his work at Bletchley in Milton Keynes during the Second World War.

In 1952 he was convicted of gross indecency after admitting to police that he was gay.

In response to the petition, the Bank of England's said it welcomes suggestions on historic figures to put on notes.