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PM sorry over code-breaker treatment

Gordon Brown has issued a personal apology for what he has described as the "appalling treatment" of the leading WWII code-breaker Alan Turing.

A petition on the No 10 website had called for a posthumous government apology to the computer pioneer.

In 1952 Turing was prosecuted for gross indecency after admitting a sexual relationship with a man. Two years later he killed himself.

Robert Hall reports.

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