6 October 2009

WPC Yvonne Fletcher

WPC Yvonne Fletcher was 25 years old when she was gunned down outside the Libyan Embassy at 10:18am on the 17th of April 1984 whilst carrying out her duty.
On the 10th of September 2009 it was revealed that a deal, approved by the then Foreign Secretary, Jack Straw, that the Governemnt had agreed to abandon any attempt to seek the return of WPC Fletcher's killer for a trial on British soil.
A petition has been set up in an attempt to bring her killer back the U.K to face trial for her murder. Below is the contents of a message brought to my attention. The link for the petition is included at the bottom of this post.

"You may have seen on the National news that the UK Government has given up seeking extradition for the killer of Wpc Yvonne Fletcher.

The Police Federation of England and Wales are strongly campaigning for this decision to be overruled and the officer’s killer be brought to justice.
As part of this campaign a petition has been set up on the Number 10 website.
We are encouraging every Police Officer in the Country to sign this position and support the cause of a fallen colleague.

Once you have signed please make sure your colleagues are aware and sign alongside you. We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to urgently seek the extradition to the UK of the murderer of WPC Yvonne Fletcher. More details;

WPC Yvonne Fletcher Petition

Please follow the above link to register your support for this case."


dickiebo said...


thoughts running through my head.... said...

Cheers GND-what would we do without you???I just hope no one ever calls me WPC,I know it was the norm in the 80's but I find it so offensive!!!

Girl*Next*Door said...

Cheers Dickie.

T, I know (PC is much better!) but thought it best to stick with what she was known as rather than what would hold today.

Thanks both for signing it. Please pass it round to colleagues, contacts etc.
Anyone you can think of who would add their name :-)

cogidubnus said...

Done...and I have passed on details to virtually my entire address book...

Thank you for reminding us...

Girl*Next*Door said...

Thanks Cogi x The more people know & are aware of this, the better.