British Executions

Derek Bentley

Age: 20

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 28 Jan 1953

Crime Location: 28 Tamworth Road, Croydon, London

Execution Place: Wandsworth

Method: hanging

Executioner: Albert Pierrepoint


Christopher Craig and Derek Bentley were convicted of the murder of Sidney Miles, a Police Man who was shot on a roodtop.

Derek Bentley was executed for his part under joint enterprise law.

Christopher Craig who fired the shot that killed Sidney Miles was improned and released 10 years later.

see National Archives - DPP 2/2208

see Derek Bentley