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Who Are You Lucan At?

by | 8th, September 2003

Lucans Who Are You Lucan At?‘WITH such examples of official stupidity, it is little wonder that Lord Lucan wanted to get as far away from these shores as possible.

‘Tony Blair did it’

True, he also had the small matter of being in the frame for the murder of nanny Sandra Rivett, whose body was found in the basement of his Belgravia flat in 1974.

But it is as Britain’s most famous missing person that Richard Bingham, the 7th Earl of Lucan, is most widely known. Either that or as Jungle Barry.

In a book published this week, former Scotland Yard detective Duncan MacLaughlin claims that Lucan lived as a bearded hippie in a beach commune in Goa, southern India, until his death in 1996.

According to the Independent, he scraped a meagre living playing backgammon and leading jungle trips for Western tourists.

Although there is no DNA evidence to prove that Lord Lucan and Jungle Barry are one and the same person, there is plenty of circumstantial evidence.

For instance, a former landlady recalled that Barry told her he had walked to Goa from Bombay, having arrived in India from Africa in the mid-1970s.

But she only became convinced her lodger was the missing earl when she noticed on a photo that he had no ear lobes.

“The one thing that upset Barry was the fact that he couldn’t wear earrings like the rest of the hippies,” she said.

Tomorrow, how Shergar disguised himself as a donkey and has spent that last two decades giving rides to children along Margate beach.’



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