Today (13th August) marks 50 years since the last hangings in Britain.
The two men who were the last to receive the death penalty were Gwynne Evans and Peter Allen. They were found guilty of robbing and murdering van driver John Alan West in Seaton, near Workington, in April 1964.
Paul Heslop is a True Crime author. He explains why the men were hanged despite few people being sentenced to the death penalty.
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