Sad lack of Lords reprieve for Turing

I WAS saddened to read that the House of Lords refused, once again, to rehabilitate Alan Turing our brilliant mathematician and scientist.

With his admirable colleagues in Bletchley Park, during the Second World War, he decoded Germany’s Enigma Code.

He was a national hero working for the Government and democracy.

For his homosexuality he was haunted to such a degree that he committed suicide in 1954. Without his services and genius we could have lost the Second World War.

He was the father of the modern computer and brought up in St Leonards. In his support we can all add our name to the petition of 23,000 signatures for his pardon.

EVA BYGATE

Quarry Hill

St Leonards