Libyan man arrested for British police officer's killing

A policewoman holds an order of service ahead of a remembrance service to mark the 30th anniversary of the killing of British police officer Yvonne Fletcher in 2014A Libyan man has been arrested on suspicion of conspiring to murder a British policewoman who was shot dead outside the Libyan embassy in London in 1984, the police said on Thursday. Police said this was “the first significant arrest” of the investigation into the killing of 25-year-old Yvonne Fletcher, which led Britain to sever diplomatic relations with Libya. “Over the past 31 years we have never lost our resolve to solve this case, to bring to justice those who conspired to commit this act of murder,” said Richard Walton, the head of counter terrorism at London’s Metropolitan Police.

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