Lord Lucan 'had secret life in Africa'

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In November 1974 John Bingham, Lord Lucan, disappeared from his home in London under suspicious circumstances.

In the days following his disappearance, Lucan became the focus of an intense Scotland Yard manhunt, the chief suspect wanted for the murder of his children's nanny, 29-year-old Sandra Rivett, and the attempted murder of his estranged wife, the Countess of Lucan.

Two new witnesses who claim the disgraced peer was smuggled out of the UK to a secret life abroad have spoken to the BBC.

"Jill" worked for Lucan's friend John Aspinall in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

She claimed Mr Aspinall, Sir James Goldsmith and others held secret meetings at which she was present where they discussed getting the peer's children out to see him in Africa using second passports.

She added Lucan was alive and living in Africa during the 1970's and 80's, and was funded by Aspinall and his close group of friends.

Inside Out is broadcast on BBC One South East, South and London on Monday, 20 February at 19:30 GMT. It is also available nationwide on the BBC iPlayer for seven days thereafter.

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