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Murder probe foreign diplomat claims immunity.

A COLOMBIAN embassy worker and one of his relatives have claimed diplomatic immunity following the murder of a fatherof-one at a London supermarket.

Warehouseman Damian Broom, 23, was stabbed to death outside the Tesco store in the old Hoover factory on the A40 in Greenford, west London, on Tuesday night.

Officers from Scotland Yard want to speak to two men attached to the Colombian embassy in London, but are powerless to do so unless they give up their protection.

It is understood that the Foreign Office has requested that the Colombians waive their diplomatic immunity, which is available to foreign diplomats and their families in the UK.

The Colombian embassy has yet to respond to the request. British authorities would be powerless to stop the men leaving the country if their privileges are not revoked.
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Publication:Sunday Mercury (Birmingham, England)
Date:May 26, 2002
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