20/02/2012

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Duration: 29 minutes

Glenn Campbell presents fresh revelations about the Lucan mystery as a new witness claims he was alive and living in Africa in 1980s. Natalie Graham rediscovers the brutal world of the Hawkhurst gang of 270 years ago.

  • Video feature: Lord Lucan 'had secret life in Africa'

    Video feature: Lord Lucan 'had secret life in Africa'

    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.

    Inside Out revisits the infamous case and interviews two new witnesses who claim the disgraced peer was smuggled out of the UK to a secret life abroad.

    "Jill" worked for John Aspinall as a young woman in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

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

    "Jill" tells BBC Inside Out's Glenn Campbell that Lord 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.

    Watch a video clip from the BBC News website below...

    BBC News: Lord Lucan 'had secret life in Africa'
  • Lucan's 'secret life in Africa'

    Evidence that missing aristocrat Lord Lucan was smuggled out of the UK to a secret life abroad after he disappeared has come from two new witnesses.

    An ex-detective has said there was a credible sighting of Lucan in Africa.
    And a secretary who worked for Kent zoo founder and casino owner John Aspinall, a friend of the peer, said she helped Lucan see his children in Africa.

    The 7th Earl of Lucan disappeared in 1974 after the murder of his children's nanny in Belgravia, London.

    Read the full story on the BBC News website below...

    BBC News: Lucan's secret life in Africa

Credits

Presenter
Natalie Graham
Reporter
Jon Cuthill

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