Hampton's Alan Turing was remembered at an event marking the anniversary of his birthday, which coincides with Pride Month.

The wartime code breaker, who lived and worked in the borough, tragically took his own life in 1954 - having faced persecution on account of his identity as a gay man.

Two years prior to his death, Alan had been convicted for gross indecency after his sexuality became known to the police.

Turing was instrumental in the creation of the Enigma code breaking machine which changed the course of the Second World War for Britain, and is often considered one of the founding fathers of the modern computer.

In way of tribute, the Twickenham Labour Party gathered outside his Hampton home, which was also Alan’s place of work.

In 2009, Labour Prime Minister Gordon Brown issued a statement apologising for the mathematician’s treatment - after over 30,000 people signed a petition calling for Royal Pardon, which he received in 2013.

A film released in 2014, called The Imitation Game demonstrated just how important Alan was during the Second World War.

Played by Benedict Cumberbatch - The Imitation Game showed viewers how Alan led the Bletchley Park team that cracked Germany’s top secret Enigma code.

Alan’s achievement is estimated to have shortened the war by two years, and saved 14m lives.

Twickenham Labour LGBT Officer Gillian Caine said: “Labour stands firmly for LGBT equality, and it’s fitting that it was a Labour prime minister who first officially acknowledged the terrible way Alan Turing had been treated by the state just for being gay.

“Today, it’s all the more important we continue to spread our message of tolerance in a climate where homophobic attacks are on the rise, and transgender people in particular face daily media attacks.”

After the war, Turing lived from 1945-47 at Ivy House in Hampton Hill, while working at the National Physical Laboratory on his designs for the Automatic Computer Engine (ACE) – one of the ancestors of modern computers.