Bletchley computer pioneer Alan Turing pardoned

Computer pioneer Alan Turing has been given a posthumous pardon.

The Bletchley Park computer pioneer Alan Turning has been given a posthumous pardon more than 50 years after being prosecuted for homosexuality.

Turing is widely considered the father of computer science. He went to Cambridge University and during the Second World War he was based at Britain's codebreaking headquarters near Milton Keynes.

He was convicted of in 1952 when homosexuality was illegal in the UK; he committed suicide two years later.