A stray shot leads to the noose?
I write regarding your piece Ruth Ellis and the Hanging that Rocked a Nation (February). The home secretary at the time, Gwilym Lloyd George, later told writer Fenton Bresler that one reason for not reprieving Ruth Ellis was that one of her bullets had hit an innocent bystander in the hand. I believe that she should have been reprieved for a clear crime of passion against a man who seems to have been vile, but this side of the argument does deserve a mention. Mark Taha, London