One Delegate steals Delegation Briefcase and seeks Refuge at the US Embassy
Thirteen delegates on the British Civilians for Peace mission to Libya arrived safely in Tunis on Saturday the 9 April.
One of the delegates, a Mr Paul Gordon Hancock, left the delegation at 3am on the Sun 10 April.
British Civilians for Peace can confirm that Mr Hancock sought refuge at the US embassy in Tunis, and he has subsequently admitted to the delegation taking of one of the briefcases belonging to a leading delegate of the group.
It is believed he stole the briefcase as he felt the content may contain material which prejudiced the mission. It has been confirmed to us by the organiser whose case was stolen, that the content of the case were files and receipts belonging to Libyan Airways that were being delivered by hand to the Libyan Airways office in Tripoli.
A request has been put through to the US Embassy in Tunisia to return the stolen briefcase to Libyan Airways. More information about this case will be reported in due course.