PA claims she helped Lord Lucan live a secret life in Africa
Shirley Robey, the ex-PA to his casino owner pal John Aspinall, claimed she was involved in the plot to keep the peer hidden in West Africa
Shirley Robey, 56, the ex-PA to his casino owner pal John Aspinall, claimed she was involved in the plot to keep the peer hidden in West Africa.
She also twice booked air travel for Lucan’s children to Africa, it was claimed today.
The revelations come after the Mirror revealed earlier this year that Lord Lucan’s brother claimed Lucan had fled to Africa and could still be alive.
Miss Robey said that shortly after Lucan’s disappearance in 1974, she arranged for his two eldest children to fly out to West Africa, where “their father would observe them... just to see how they were growing up”.
She claimed she was also in meetings between John Aspinall and millionaire businessman Sir James Goldsmith, who she alleged spoke to Lucan on the phone to maintain his fugitive status and help him see his family.
Asked whether when she booked the flights, Lucan was living a secret life in West Africa, she said: “I believed that was the case.”
She had previously made the same claims under a false name in a BBC documentary on Lucan’s disappearance earlier this year.