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50 years since last hangings in Britain

It has been 50 years since the last hangings in Britain. Gwynne Evans and Peter Allen were from the Workington area and were two of the last men to face the death penalty.

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50 years since hangings for Workington murder

Gwynne Evans and Peter Allen were found guilty of murder in April 1964 Credit: ITV

It has been 50 years since the last hangings in Britain.

Gwynne Evans, from Maryport, and Peter Allen were two of the last men to be hanged. They had been found guilty of murdering a van driver, John Alan West, near Workington in April 1964.

Evans and Allen were found guilty of murdering van driver, John Alan West Credit: ITV

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