`Suspect named in London Libyan embassy killing`

Yvonne Fletcher, 25, was shot dead while policing peaceful demonstrations outside the embassy.

London: Eyewitness reports emerged on Saturday
identifying a prime suspect in the 1984 killing of a
policewoman outside the Libyan embassy in London, as Britain
hopes to bring the gunman to justice.

Yvonne Fletcher, 25, was shot dead while policing
peaceful demonstrations outside the embassy. Nobody has ever
been charged with her murder.

The fatal shot was always believed to have been fired
from inside the building, sparking an 11-day stand-off with
police, but the killer was presumed to have left Britain among
the 30 staff who were then deported under diplomatic immunity.

The Daily Telegraph newspaper said it had seen a 140-page
secret review of the evidence and the investigation, conducted
in 2007 by a senior Canadian prosecutor at the request of
London`s Metropolitan Police Service (MPS).

The report was addressed to the head of counter-terrorism
at the Crown Prosecution Service, the state prosecutors in
England and Wales.

In it, a witness identified Abdulmagid Salah Ameri, a
junior diplomat working in the administrative section, as
firing a gun from an embassy window.

The Daily Telegraph said the report included testimony
from a decorator who watched events unfold from a bank.

"The man was holding the stock of the gun in his right
hand, while his left hand was near the trigger area, as if he
was about to fire. There were other men with him, with one to
his left and at least two others standing behind him," it
said.

PTI

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