Libya Tribune

By Mark Watts

Police push for prosecution of man suspected of shooting dead WPC Yvonne Fletcher outside the Libyan embassy more than 30 years ago.

  • Yvonne Fletcher, 25, was fired at while stood outside Libyan embassy in 1984

  • Judicial review has been filed to fight government’s decision to block evidence

  • Saleh Ibrahim Mabrouk was arrested in 2015 after the case was reopened

Police officers are mounting an unprecedented legal challenge over the refusal to prosecute the suspect in the murder of WPC Yvonne Fletcher.

A judicial review has been filed against the Government’s decision to block key evidence from being used in a prosecution over the shooting of the officer outside the Libyan embassy in 1984. 

John Murray, who was standing next to Ms Fletcher, 25, when she was shot, and the Police Federation lodged the claim in the High Court. 

WPC Yvonne Fletcher, 25, was shot dead outside the Libyan embassy in 1984

Mr Murray said: ‘I have no doubt that we will win.’ 

In 2015, after reopening the case, Scotland Yard arrested Saleh Ibrahim Mabrouk, a former Minister under Colonel Gaddafi, on suspicion of conspiracy to murder. 

But the case was later dropped for national security reasons. 

Scotland Yard arrested Saleh Ibrahim Mabrouk, a former Minister under Colonel Gaddafi, on suspicion of conspiracy to murder in 2015 but the case was later dropped for national security reasons

Mabrouk denies any role in the murder. 

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