Last killers to hang are back in the news

Peter Allen

Peter Allen

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Preston dairymen Gwynne Evans and Peter Allen occupy an unenviable place in history as the last men to be hanged in Britain.

Next week the crime which sent them both to the gallows will be brought back into sharp focus on television to mark 50 years since the ending of capital punishment.

The house where the victim was killed

The house where the victim was killed

The story of Evans and Allen, convicted of the brutal slaying of a 53-year-old van driver in Cumbria in 1964, will be among a host of notorious murder cases featured in an hour-long documentary “Executed” on Tuesday (ITV 9pm).

 

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