Jeremy Thorpe
4 Jun 2018

Police rule out re-opening Jeremy Thorpe investigation

Gwent Police say they won’t be re-opening the investigation into the Jeremy Thorpe scandal, after closing down an inquiry last year into allegations of an attempt to murder the former Liberal leader’s ex-gay lover Norman Scott. Officers have now spoken to the alleged hitman Andrew Newton, after discovering that he was not dead, as they had assumed, and say he didn’t shed any new light.