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In northern England, British law hangs the last man in its history for the crime of attempted murder

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08/27/1861
In northern England, twenty-six year old Martin Doyle was hanged in the Cheshire County Prison for the attempted murder of the woman with whom he was living.  He inflicted serious head injuries but the woman survived to testify against him.  Doyle was the last person ever executed in the United Kingdom for an attempt to murder that was unsuccessful.  
Source Citation: 
Great Britain, Royal Commission on Capital Punishment, Report of the Capital Punishment Commission: together with the minutes of evidence and appendix (London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1866), 650. 

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