In the archives of the House of Commons are the documents which detail the trial of St Neots born John Bellingham, the man who in 1912 became the only person to assassination of a British prime minister. Copies of the documents have been passed to The Hunts Post by Huntingdon MP Jonathan Djanogly. Here we take a look at Bellingham's story. JOHN Bellingham's anger with the British government was sparked by a four-year prison term. He had been working in Archangel in Russia around 1800 as an agent for importers and exporters, but had his travelling pass withdrawn because of a debt. He was sent to prison and was angry that the British consulate had not taken up his case. When he returned to England in 1809 he petitioned the government of the day for compensation. However, by then, diplomatic relations had been broken off with Russia. He renewed his appeal unsuccessfully in 1812. On May 11 that year, he went to Parliament, waited in the lobby until the prime minister, Spencer Perceval, appeared and then shot him in the heart. Bellingham was tried two days later at The Old Bailey when he said he would have preferred to kill the British Ambassador but that he was entitled, as a wronged man, to kill the representative of those he saw as his oppressors.