Man arrested in Northern Eire over 1985 political assassination (News)

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A person has been arrested in Northern Eire over the assassination of an exiled Seychelles political chief in London in 1985.

Officers from the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command arrested the 77-year-old man in reference to the investigation into the homicide of Gerard Hoarau in Edgware.

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The person was arrested by the PSNI at round 10am at an handle in Antrim on suspicion of conspiracy to homicide. He was detained below the Police and Legal Proof Act and transported to a south London police station for questioning.

Officers are additionally looking out an handle in Antrim.

On 29 November 1985, Mr Hoarau was shot a variety of occasions with a Sterling sub-machine gun whereas he was on the doorstep of his dwelling on Greencourt Avenue.

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He was the opposition chief within the Seychelles. On the time of the assault blame was directed at his political rivals.

Detectives beforehand arrested a variety of people in reference to the investigation however no-one was charged with homicide. Three folks had been convicted in 1986 for perverting the course of justice in relation to the investigation.

A evaluation of the investigation was initiated in 2016 from which recent traces of enquiry had been established, resulting in Thursday’s arrest.

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The person arrested in the present day has not been beforehand arrested as a part of this investigation.

Anybody with info in relation to the homicide of Mr Hoarau ought to contact the investigation staff at [email protected] Alternatively, name Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Belfast Telegraph Digital

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