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Scotland Yard to Oslo. The 2008 murder of Norwegian student brings a visit by officials and police to the British Embassy. Martine Vik Magnussen was raped and killed in London on 14th March, aged 23. Officers subsequently found her body dumped in the basement outside a luxury block of flats in Great Portland Street located in London’s West End.

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Scotland Yard to Oslo

Published on Wednesday, 11th March, 2015 at 11:47 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 12th March 2015 at 00:14.

The 2008 murder of Norwegian student brings a visit by officials and police to the British Embassy.

The British Embassy in Oslo
This week marks seven years since Ms Magnussen was killed.The British Embassy in Oslo
Photo: Kjetil Ree/Wikimedia Commons


Martine Vik Magnussen was raped and killed in London on 14th March, aged 23.

Officers subsequently found her body dumped in the basement outside a luxury block of flats in Great Portland Street located in London’s West End.

This was two days after she and Farouk Abdulhak, suspected of committing the crimes and who had lived there, were seen leaving a nightclub off New Bond Street by taxi.

Then 21-year-old Abdulhak, the son of Yemeni billionaire Shaher Abdulhak, had already fled to his home country by the time her body was discovered.

Neither Britain nor Norway has extradition agreements with Yemen and the murder remains unsolved.

The late victim’s father, Odd Petter Magnussen, has kept up the fight for justice.

UK police launched an appeal campaign on Facebook last year in connection with the ongoing investigation on the 6th anniversary of her death.

Present at today’s meetings at the British Embassy in Oslo today are incumbent H.M Ambassador to Norway Sarah Gillett CMG CVO, Scotland Yard investigators, and Foreign and Commonwealth Office staff. Ministry of Foreign Affairs officials are meeting their British counterparts as well.

Mr Magnussen, who is also attending the event, will meet former Kjell Magne Bondevik. Norway’s former Prime Minister for the Christian Democratic Party (KrF) has amongst other things met with Shaher Abdulhak to discuss a potential resolution regarding breaking the deadlock in the case.

 “The rape and murder of Martine Vik Magnussen was a horrendous crime and we are committed to securing justice for Martine. Working closely together the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Metropolitan Police Service, Home Office and Crown Prosecution Service will pursue all lawful routes for as long as is necessary to achieve the return of Farouk Abdulhak to the UK,” writes a spokesperson for the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in an email to The Foreigner.

“British Embassy Oslo remains in close contact with Martine’s father, our colleagues in the Norwegian Government, and others in Norway working to bring about justice for Martine.  Martine's murder is the subject of a continuing Metropolitan police investigation. It is not appropriate for us to comment further at this time.”




Published on Wednesday, 11th March, 2015 at 11:47 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 12th March 2015 at 00:14.

This post has the following tags: martinevikmagnussen, murder, norway, uk.





  
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