First suspect in the murder case of Yvonne Fletcher can finally appear in court, since today is 35 years since her death
- Saleh Ibrahim Mabrouk can be summoned to testify in a civil case at the Supreme Court
- Libyan Mabrouk was arrested in 2015, but the case was rejected two years later
- WPC Fletcher was shot at the Libyan embassy in a crime that made Britain furious
The prime suspect in the murder case of Yvonne Fletcher can finally appear in court, it has been revealed.
Lawyers representing John Murray, the police officer who held WPC Fletcher in her arms when she died, filed civil status documents this week on Saleh Ibrahim Mabrouk – the prime suspect for her murder.
In the civil case, the government could possibly bring evidence against Mabrouk, who was closely linked to former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, The Daily Telegraph reported.
WPC Fletcher was shot outside the Libyan embassy in London in 1984 in a crime that sent shock waves across the UK
Today is the 35th anniversary of the death of Miss Fletcher. The police officer was shot in 1984 outside the Libyan embassy in London.
The newspaper said that after a confidential assessment of the murder in 2007, it was concluded that the shooting had been arranged in advance.
Mabrouk, who lives in Berkshire in 2011 after applying for asylum in the UK in 2011, was arrested in 2015 for the murder, but two years later the case was not continued.
In 2017, the Metropolitan Police told the Interior Ministry that they believed they had enough evidence to bring someone to court: & Our investigation found enough material to identify those responsible for the WPC Fletcher murder as it could be submitted to a court of law.
& # 39; However, the most important material has not been made available for use in court in evidence for national security reasons. & # 39;
Mr. Murray, who calls for a crowdfunding to pay his legal bills, wants to know who is responsible for the murder of Miss Fletcher.
Saleh Ibrahim Mabrouk was arrested in 2015 for the murder, but was told that two years later the case would not go through. He has applied for asylum in the UK since 2011
He said: & # 39; Mabrouk has always played a role in Yvonne's murder. I want to know who was responsible and why the government has blocked their persecution.
& # 39; It is a blemish on our country and on UK justice alleged murderers of a police officer can be allowed to evade justice. It is a scandal that our own government has helped them to do this. This is Yvonne & # 39; s last hope for justice.
He added: "I'm looking for a nominal compensation of £ 1 – but what I hope to achieve is that we finally get to know the truth about Yvonne's murder."
The civil court case of the Supreme Court is trying to get answers from Mabrouk about the events of that day.
Matthew Jury, who represents Mr. Murray, said: & # 39; This may be the last chance to bring the main suspect to justice. & # 39;
A woman who was at Mabrouk's address in Berkshire, told the Telegraph that she was his former partner and added: & He left the country forever. We are now divorced but he has left. I have no idea where he went. & # 39;
The Ministry of the Interior said it could not comment on the case, but in a statement released to coincide with today's anniversary, a spokesperson for the Miss Fletcher family said: “There is no going day passed when she is not in our mind and of course the other people who were injured that day. & # 39;
Police Minister Nick Hurd said: “I have a great deal of respect for the brave men and women of our police forces, and in particular for those who have given their lives to the general public.
& # 39; I remain shocked by the senseless murder of WPC Fletcher and my thoughts today are with her loved ones. & # 39;
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