William Bentley, father of Derek Bentley

William Bentley, father of Derek Bentley

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Date Photo Taken 31st May 1974
Area Mitcham
Copyright 1 News
Picture Reference Mit_​People_​13-1
Original Format Photo
Notes / History William Bentley holding a photograph of his son Derek, who was hanged for the murder of a policeman, although he was under arrest at the time the policeman was shot.

The person who was supposed to have fired the shot was underage and therefore received a 10 year prison sentence.

William led a campaign to clear his sons’ name.

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