Man arrested in Antrim over Seychelles politician homicide (News)


Gérard Hoarau

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Gérard Hoarau was dwelling in exile in London when he was killed

A 77-year-old man has been arrested in County Antrim over the 1985 homicide of a Seychelles politician in London.

Gérard Hoarau was the chief of an opposition occasion and had been dwelling in exile within the metropolis when he was killed.

He was shot quite a lot of occasions with a sub-machine gun on the doorstep of his house in Edgware.

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No-one has been charged with the homicide of the Seychelles politician

Officers from the Metropolitan Police’s counter terrorism command, assisted by the Police Service of Northern Eire, arrested the person on Thursday.

He was taken to a police station in south London for questioning on suspicion of conspiracy to homicide.

‘Evaluate of investigation’

The person’s Antrim house was searched.

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Gérard Hoarau was shot with a sub-machine gun on the doorstep of his house

Quite a lot of individuals had been beforehand arrested in reference to the investigation however no-one was charged with homicide.

Three individuals had been convicted in 1986 for perverting the course of justice.

“A assessment of the investigation was initiated in 2016 from which contemporary traces of inquiry had been established, resulting in as we speak’s arrest,” the Metropolitan Police stated.

“The person arrested as we speak has not been beforehand arrested as a part of this investigation.”


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