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PM statement on Colonel Qadhafi's death

The Prime Minister said "today is a day to remember all of Colonel Qadhafi's victims"

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Speaking outside 10 Downing Street, Prime Minister David Cameron said:

I think today is a day to remember all of Colonel Qadhafi’s victims, from those who died in connection with the Pan-Am flight over Lockerbie to Yvonne Fletcher in a London street and obviously all the victims of IRA terrorism who died through their use of Libyan Semtex.

We should also remember the many, many Libyans who died at the hands of this brutal dictator and his regime.

People in Libya today have an even greater chance, after this news, of building themselves a strong and democratic future.

I’m proud of the role that Britain has played in helping them to bring that about and I pay tribute to the bravery of the Libyans who have helped to liberate their country.

We will help them, we will work with them and that is what I want to say today.

Published 20 October 2011