British Police to Question Murder Suspects in Libya

Published June 19th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

A British police delegation is to fly to Libya to question the suspects in the 1984 killing of policewoman Yvonne Fletcher, reported Sky Sunday.  

25-year-old Fletcher was killed by a shot fired from the Libyan Embassy in London, as she policed a demonstration outside.  

Those inside the embassy were given diplomatic immunity after a brief standoff, said Sky News.  

The delegation's mission came after diplomatic relations between the countries were restored as Tripoli had agreed to cooperate in tracking down the embassy staff - in particular chief intelligence officer Moustfa Mghirbi, Sky News said.  

Fletcher's family was paid £250,000 by Libyan president Moammer Kadhafi last year - seen by many as a tacit admission of guilt, said the agency –  


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