7 seconds in 1951 …

c78af5c9460bff0e2ca06287afcad624James Inglis was a British man executed for murder in 1951 at the age of 29. On the morning of the 8th May 1951, the executioner, Albert Pierrepoint and his assistant, Syd Dernley, escorted Inglis from his cell to the gallows and hanged him without delay. This was the fastest British hanging on record, taking just 7 seconds.

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