Tuesday 25 October 2016

'Lord Lucan hired a hitman to kill his wife but assassin murdered their nanny instead', claims her son

Published 04/02/2016 | 06:43

Missing peer Lord Lucan. Photo: PA Wire
Missing peer Lord Lucan. Photo: PA Wire

Lord Lucan hired a hitman to kill his wife but the assassin murdered their nanny instead, according to her son.

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The Earl, who disappeared after nanny Sandra Rivett was found murdered at his home in London on November 7 1974, was used to having jobs done for him and therefore probably recruited an assassin, Neil Berriman said.

Some theorists claim Lord Lucan accidentally murdered the nanny as he went to kill his wife, with whom he was locked in custody battle over their three children.

Speaking to the Daily Mirror Mr Berriman said: "Lord Lucan was used to having everything done for him that's why I am sure he hired a hitman. Lady Lucan said it was him but you have to remember she had been hit over the head repeatedly."

The peer's only son won his High Court battle to have a death certificate issued, meaning he can now claim the title of the 8th Earl of Lucan.

Speaking after the judgement on Wednesday, Lord George Bingham said: "Our family has no idea how our own father, my father, met his own end and whether he did so at his own hand or the hand of others on that fateful evening. It is a mystery, and it may well remain that way forever."

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