From our archive - 30 Years Since WPC Yvonne Fletcher Killed In Libyan Embassy Siege
On 17th April 1984 WPC Yvonne Fletcher was shot during a protest outside the Libyan Embassy in London. With the shots apparently fired from the embassy itself, the Metropolitan Police laid siege to the building for the next 11 days.
Top photo: A colleague of WPC Yvonne Fletcher lays flowers in tribute to her in St. James Square in London (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
Middle photo: An armed British police officer takes cover on a rooftop during the siege at the Libyan Embassy in London, England on April 17, 1984. (Photo by Ken Towner/Express/Getty Images)
Bottom photo: Metropolitan police marksmen photographed in their position overlooking the Libyan Embassy, St James’s Square during the 11 day siege after WPC Yvonne Fletcher was fatally shot while on duty during a protest demo against Colonel Gaddafi. (Photo by Tom Stoddart/Getty Images)