Britain: Murder Clues

Secrets of the Libyan embassy

Home Secretary Leon Brittan was halfway through a speech to the House of Commons last week when an aide slipped him a piece of paper. Brittan had been delivering a report on the peaceful conclusion to the siege of St. James's Square, where two weeks earlier an unidentified gunman inside the Libyan embassy had fired an automatic weapon at a crowd of Libyan dissidents outside, killing Constable Yvonne Fletcher and wounding eleven demonstrators. After glancing quickly at the message, Brittan declared that police had a few moments earlier...

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