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UK Reopens Inquiry into Yvonne Fletcher’s Death Linked to Libya

The case of UK policewoman, Yvonne Fletcher’s murder comes to the surface four years after the lawsuit against Saleh Ibrahim Al-Mabrouk, a former aide to late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was dropped. Key evidence was unavailable for use in court during the time, which has now been approved by the courts.

PC Fletcher was shot dead in 1984, as part of an alleged plot involving a spy working for MI6, a court is expected to hear.

The Libyan official was accused of involvement in the killing of Fletcher, who was struck by a stray bullet fired from the Libyan Embassy during a protest in 1984.

The case was raised again, after John Murray, a former colleague of Fletcher, announced that new evidence had been presented to the court proving the involvement of Al-Mabrouk in the incident.

“We’re going to produce new evidence in court which would suggest criminal charges are appropriate,” Murray said.

The case is listed for a three-day trial when a judge will decide if Al-Mabrouk was part of a plot to fire at protesters.

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