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Joy at PM's code-breaker apology

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Gordon Brown has said he was sorry for the "appalling" way World War II code-breaker Alan Turing was treated for being gay.

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

Dr Sue Black, from the Saving Bletchley Park campaign, said she was delighted at the prime minister's apology.

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