Wednesday, 15 August, 2018

United Kingdom police will not charge Libyan over officer's 1984 death

United Kingdom police will not charge Libyan over officer's 1984 death United Kingdom police will not charge Libyan over officer's 1984 death
Kenny Thornton | 17 May, 2017, 20:23

Scotland Yard issued an unprecedented statement yesterday saying that it had enough evidence to identify her murderer but can not present it to a court.

The Home Office has been blamed by police sources for blocking the prosecution.

Former Metropolitan Police officer John Murray, who was with the constable when she was gunned down, told the Telegraph the decision was "absolutely horrendous" and "perverse".

A man who was arrested in 2015 in connection with the murder of British policewoman Yvonne Fletcher outside the Libyan embassy in London in 1984 has been released from police bail and will not face charges at this time, British police said on Tuesday.

Detectives said on Tuesday they believed they could identify those responsible for the 1984 murder of Fletcher but that the evidence prosecutors would be able to present to a court would not be enough to get a conviction.

Fletcher, who was 25, was shot on 17 April 1984 while policing a protest against former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi by Libyan exiles.

A 10-day siege followed the shooting before 30 people holed up inside were deported to Libya.

No one has ever been prosecuted over the killing, which led to the severing of ties between Libya and the UK.

He sought political asylum in the United Kingdom as civil war engulfed the north African nation in 2011, according to reports, and was arrested in 2015 for conspiracy to murder in connection with the constable's death.

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The suspect was arrested for conspiracy to murder, alongside two others held for money laundering, in south-east England in November 2015 in what police then described as a "significant turning point" in the inquiry.

Fletcher's family thanked officers, who they said had "left no stone unturned" in the investigation.

London's Metropolitan Police force said officers believed they had identified those responsible for Fletcher's murder, but key material that would be needed for a case to be brought to court was not available for reasons of national security.

"The key material has not been made available for use in court in evidential form for reasons of national security", the Met said in a statement.

Details of the identity of the man who has been released have not been made public.

The Met said the incident had been "an act of state-sponsored terrorism", part of a bombing and shooting campaign waged by the Gaddafi regime during the 1980s and 1990s, targeting Libyan dissidents in Britain and across Europe.

In a statement, the family of Pc Fletcher said: "We are deeply disappointed and frustrated that a prosecution can not proceed at this time".

"Her murder remains as shocking and senseless as the day it occurred and I understand that the decision will be deeply disappointing and frustrating for all her family, friends and colleagues".

'We had hoped the latest turn of events would finally lead to some closure for the family'.

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