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Service Commemorates Semley’s Murdered Police Officer

A special church service took place in London this morning to celebrate the life of PC Yvonne Fletcher. Yvonne was murdered in London’s St James’ Square in 1984.

She was shot from inside the Libyan embassy. At the time, the building was filled with Colonel Gaddafi agents who were monitoring a protest against his regime, staged by Libyan students in the square outside.

WPC Yvonne Fletcher

John Murray was also a Metropolitan police officer and a friend of Yvonne. He remained by her side, where she died.

Campaigners’ attempts to bring a prosecution against one of the alleged gunmen were blocked by the British government on grounds of national security. But John hopes to bring a crowd-funded civil prosecution later this year. He says that the forthcoming event made this morning’s commemoration even more poignant.

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