Libya PM visits Fletcher tribute

Libya's prime minister has laid a wreath at the location of the former Libyan embassy in central London where police constable Yvonne Fletcher was shot dead in 1984.

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David Cameron announces Yvonne Fletcher probe to continue in Libya

David Cameron announced that a Metropolitan Police team will be visiting Libya to continue a probe into the murder of Wpc Yvonne Fletcher, as he welcomed the country's interim Prime Minister Abdurrahim El-Keib to Downing Street.

Mr Cameron said it was a "really positive step forward" that would be "welcomed by everyone in Britain".

Mr El-Keib said: "The Fletcher case is one case that is close to my heart personally, I had friends that were demonstrating that day next to the Embassy and it's a sad story. It is very unfortunate that it has anything to do with the Libyan people."

Cameron: Yvonne Fletcher investigation development 'really positive step forward'

Wpc Yvonne Fletcher was shot dead as she policed an anti-Gaddafi demonstration in London in 1984
Wpc Yvonne Fletcher was shot dead as she policed an anti-Gaddafi demonstration in London in 1984 Credit: Police handout

A Metropolitan Police team is to fly to Libya to continue the investigation into the murder of Wpc Yvonne Fletcher, the Prime Minister has announced.

David Cameron said the visit was a "really positive step forward" in the inquiry into the 1984 killing of the officer, who was shot dead as she policed an anti-Gaddafi demonstration outside the Libyan People's Bureau in London.

He was speaking as the north African state's interim Prime Minister Abdurrahim El-Keib visited 10 Downing Street.

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