In heavy rain and wind, crowds gathered outside London's Wandsworth Prison early November 10 where 18-year-old Francis Forsyth was to be hanged for his part in the murder of Allan Edward Jee last June.
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Background: In heavy rain and wind, crowds gathered outside London's Wandsworth Prison early November 10 where 18-year-old Francis Forsyth was to be hanged for his part in the murder of Allan Edward Jee last June. Despite many petitions to the Home Office, Forsyth the youngest murderer to be hanged in Britain since the Homicide Act, 1957 - was executed at 9 a.m.
His accomplice in the Hounslow footpath murder - 23-year-old Norman Harris - was hanged at the same time at Pentonville Prison. Very few sightseers were to be seen outside the gates.
At the Old Bailey Courts September 26, Forsyth and Harris were sentenced to death for the capital murder of 23-year-old Jee. On June 25 they attempted to rob Jee - who only had a few shillings on him - in a quiet alley in Hounslow.
A third man Terence Lutt, 17, was also convicted of capital murder but because of his age was ordered to be detained during the Queen's pleasure. Another prison, 20-year-old Christopher Derby, was sent to prison for life for non-capital murder.