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Mystery of Lord Lucan, John Aspinall, Howletts and how the murder of Sandra Rivett continues to intrigue nearly 50 years on

On November 16, 1974, it was reported in newspapers around the country how police hunting for the missing peer Lord Lucan had conducted a search of what, today, is one of the county's most popular tourist attractions.

After a request by officers in London, Kent Police sent officers to probe the grounds of Howletts in Bekesbourne - a pretty village a few miles outside Canterbury.

Lord Lucan has not been seen since November 1974
Lord Lucan has not been seen since November 1974

It was part of a global initiative to try and track down the fugitive who police were already aware could flee the country in a bid to escape justice.

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