Derek Bentley and Christopher Craig

Derek Bentley and Christopher Craig

Derek Bentley - Christopher Craig - Let him have it - Murder UK

Derek Bentley - Christopher Craig - Let him have it - Murder UK

Today in history: Derek Bentley controversially hanged in 1958. Derek Bentley and Christopher Craig

Today in history: Derek Bentley controversially hanged in 1958. Derek Bentley and Christopher Craig

Albert Pierrepoint ran the "Help the poor struggler" pub in Oldham. He was Britain's last executioner and was responsible for the deaths of over 450 people including over 200 Nazi war criminals and a number of notorious killers including John Christie and John George Haigh. He also executed Derek Bentley and Ruth Ellis.

Albert Pierrepoint ran the "Help the poor struggler" pub in Oldham. He was Britain's last executioner and was responsible for the deaths of over 450 people including over 200 Nazi war criminals and a number of notorious killers including John Christie and John George Haigh. He also executed Derek Bentley and Ruth Ellis.

Christopher Craig, who had actually committed the murder Derek Bentley was hanged for, was also founf guilty of the murder but was only 16 years old so could not be given the death sentence. He served ten years in prison before being released.

Christopher Craig, who had actually committed the murder Derek Bentley was hanged for, was also founf guilty of the murder but was only 16 years old so could not be given the death sentence. He served ten years in prison before being released.

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