DETECTIVES have reopened the Lord Lucan case almost 30 years to the day since the aristocrat was named at a coroner's inquest as the killer of his children's nanny, The Scotsman has learned.
THE Lord Lucan murder inquiry has been re-opened almost 30 years after the aristocrat disappeared soon after his children’s nanny was killed, it emerged last night.
It was pretty obvious that the answer to the question - Is this Lord Lucan? - which the Sunday Telegraph plastered across the top of its front page last weekend was going to be a resounding: "No". Even the paper did not quite believe in its own "scoop", as evidenced by the fact that it did not bother to do a news story "write off" of the supposedly ground-breaking book it was serialising.
LORD Lucan, I presume? Not proven, m’lud.
SERVICEMAN 5012619. Halpin, Barry Thomas. A man with many titles: leading aircraftman; nursing assistant; mountain rescue team member; musician; raconteur, and general scallywag. Not Lord Lucan.
THE man said to be Lord Lucan in newspaper reports last weekend is really a former member of a Scottish mountain rescue team and talented musician who could have been as famous as Billy Connolly.