Police helmets and hats mark the spot of the fatal shooting of WPC Yvonne Fletcher outside the Libyan People's Bureau
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1984 papers reveal Libya warnings

Newly-released papers from 1984 reveal warnings ahead of the violence outside the Libyan embassy, in which WPC Yvonne Fletcher was killed.

The papers show that Mrs Thatcher personally approved the decision to allow 30 diplomats at the Libyan Embassy in London to go free in 1984, even though one was thought to have shot the police officer.

Nick Higham reports.

  • 03 Jan 2014
  • From the section UK
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