(1922 – May 8, 1951) was a 29-year-old British murderer hanged
confessed to strangling Alice Morgan, a 50-year-old prostitute
in Kingston upon Hull on February 1, 1951 after a quarrel over
payment, Inglis opted to plead insanity at his trial – but the
jury did not believe his version of events, and on April 20 he
was sentenced by Justice Ormerod to be hanged.
He was jailed at Strangeways Prison to await execution; as he did not appeal his
sentence, a date was fixed for this in only three weeks' time
from the end of his trial.
On May 8,
Albert Pierrepoint and Syd Dernley escorted Inglis from his cell
to the gallows immediately outside and hanged him without delay
– the fastest hanging on record, taking only seven seconds from
the time he was removed from his cell until the trapdoor opened
to send him on his fatal drop. Dernley later related that he
practically ran to his execution, following the prison guard's
earnest advice to go quickly and "without fuss".
is featured in the 2006 film Pierrepoint.
Newman, The Hangman's Tale: Memoirs of a Public Executioner,
Trans-Atlantic Pubns, 1990 ISBN 0330316338