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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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The last men to face the death penalty in Britain

It's the 50th anniversary of the last hangings to take place in Britain following the murder of a man near Workington. Gwynne Evans and Peter Allen were executed for killing laundry worker John West in April 1964.

They're now remembered as the last men put to death by the British justice system.

Ryan Dollard has been taking a look back at the case and its significance to the capital punishment debate.

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