Letter from Oliver Miles, the UK’s ambassador in Tripoli at the time of the killing of the police officer outside the Libyan embassy in London in 1984
The account of the murder of WPC Yvonne Fletcher in Dr Kevin Bannon’s letter (19 May) is misleading in several respects.
As ambassador in Tripoli I passed on the warning, conveyed to me by the Libyans the night before, 16/17 April 1984, and their demand that the planned demonstration outside the People’s Bureau (embassy) in London should be cancelled. There was no mention of trouble involving firearms. From papers I have seen since declassified under the 30-year rule it is clear that the warning conveyed by the People’s Bureau to the Foreign Office in London was no different.
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