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Mitchell: UK will pursue Fletcher case

Prosecutors say police investigating the 1984 killing of Pc Yvonne Fletcher need to visit Libya after a new suspect in the case emerged.

Pc Fletcher, 25, was shot dead while policing a protest against the Gaddafi regime at London's Libyan embassy.

The Daily Telegraph says a report for the Crown Prosecution Service includes a witness account claiming the shooter was Abdulmagid Salah Ameri.

Speaking to the BBC, International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell said that the UK would pursue the matter "in any way that we possibly can" to get justice for the Fletcher family.

  • 27 Aug 2011
  • From the section UK