Lord Lucan – did he hide out in a Travelodge?

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Lord Lucan, the peer accused of murdering his children’s nanny whom he mistook for his wife, may have hidden in a hotel that is now a Kent Travelodge according to a new book on the mystery that claims to have unearthed the truth abot the peer who disappeared almost 40 years ago.

The book’s author, Richard Wilmott, based his book, The Troops of Midian, on interviews with a source who claimed to have been hired to spirit Lucan away following the failed bid to kill his wife, reports Kent News.

The source, who claimed to be a former government spy with connections to the Ministry of Defence, said the peer was smuggled out of London to what was the Wellington Hotel in Tunbridge Wells and then on to the Crown Inn in Groombridge on the border with Sussex.

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They then flew to Athens before arriving in Africa where the peer was believed to have lived for a time in Botswana.

Wilmott says he lost touch with his source who never gave him his real name.

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