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Campaign to pardon psychic over witchcraft conviction

A campaign is underway to gain a pardon for the last woman in Britain to be tried and jailed for witchcraft.

Spiritualist Helen Duncan was charged following a seance in Portsmouth in 1941 when she is supposed to have seen a vision of a dead sailor.

Now her supporters want her pardoned in the same way as codebreaker Alan Turing who was prosecuted under anti-gay laws.

Richard Jones reports.

Richard spoke to Nick Hewitt from the National Museum of the Royal Navy and campaign lawyer Graham Hewitt.