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Sisters travel thousands of miles for a vigil in the hope of clearing great-grandmother's name

Alice Wheeldon was jailed for planning to poison Prime Minister David Lloyd George in 1917. Photo: ITV News Central

Relatives of Alice Wheeldon, a suffragette from Derby who was jailed for planning to poison Prime Minister David Lloyd George in 1917, have held a vigil outside the Royal Courts of Justice.

The event was all part of a campaign to clear her name.

The event was all part of a campaign to clear Alice Wheeldon's name. Credit: PA
Deirdre (left) and Chloe (right) Mason who are Alice's great-granddaughters came from Australia for the vigil. Credit: PA

Alice was convicted 100 years ago today.

Her great granddaughters Chloe and Deirdre Mason were there alongside campaigners who claim the evidence used to convict her was 'fabricated'.