Ex-private detective denies murder involvement
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Ian Withers in 'legal limbo' over Gerard Hoarau murder

A County Antrim pensioner arrested over the assassination of an exiled politician from the Seychelles says he has been left in a legal limbo.

Ian Withers was arrested last year over the 1985 murder of Gerard Hoarau, but released without charge.

The ex-private detective admits spying on Mr Hoarau for the Seychelles but denies any involvement in his murder.

Scotland Yard said: "A 77-year-old man remains released under investigation."

However, Mr Withers said the phrase "under investigation" was ambiguous and placed him under a cloud.

  • 20 Jun 2019