Petition for public inquiry – murder of PC Yvonne Fletcher April 1984
As you may know, I am assisting John Murray in his quest for justice for our colleague Yvonne Fletcher murdered on 17/4/1984, now 36 years ago
Our civil action is proceeding through the courts at its own pace but we have not given up on our attempts to have the suspect Saleh Ibrahim Mabrouk (the defendant in our civil case) charged with conspiracy to murder Yvonne.
At the heart of this problem is the decision of the Government to withhold certain evidence, upon which he would have been charged, on grounds of national security. This was a matter we challenged and lost at the time, funded by the PFEW with the strong support of the Met. Police Federation.
We are now mounting a petition for a public inquiry to try and have the decision to withhold that evidence reversed. We had a meeting arranged with the Prime Minister for 21/7/2020 which had to be cancelled due to world events, but it has been rescheduled for 29/9/2020
In the meantime, we are hoping that our petition will have sufficient support from the public generally, and from serving and retired officers and our civil staff, to have the necessary influence to have that decision reversed.
There is a simple principle here, if the rule of law is seen not to prevail then what possible function can we, as serving or retired officers, be asked to perform.
I would respectfully ask that this petition be circulated to our NARPO membership and that we invite the support of all our colleagues and friends to help us bring this long-suffering matter to a successful conclusion.
I attach the details of our web page for your consideration
Tony Bruce ex Met
Petition for public inquiry