Enigma hero Alan Turing "should be pardoned for historic gay conviction", says Stephen Hawking

Enigma hero Alan Turing 'should be pardoned for historic gay conviction', says Stephen Hawking Turin was convicted of gross indecency in 1952 over gay relationship Was chemically castrated and committed suicide by eating poisoned apple Governments have never offered a pardon for fear of 'setting a precedent'Scientists urge David Cameron to 'formally forgive the iconic British hero' | UPDATED: 15:51 GMT, 14 December 2012 A man credited with saving thousands of lives during World War Two should be posthumously pardoned for his historic conviction, Professor Stephen Hawking has said.