Former Police Officer Reveals Secret Assassination Attempt On Queen Elizabeth II

A former police officer has revealed Queen Elizabeth II was a victim of an assassination attempt.

Retired Dunedin detective Tom Lewis said the Queen was almost murdered by 17-year-old Christopher John Lewis in Dunedin, New Zealand during a diplomatic trip in 1981.

According to the Independent, Lewis fired a .22 rifle at the monarch when she stepped out of her royal motorcade to greet a roaring crowd.

The bullet had narrowly missed the Queen’s head, and while the audience had reportedly heard the gunshot, authorities maintained at the time it was the sound of a council sign falling over.

“You will never get a true file on that, it was reactivated, regurgitated, bits pulled off it, other false bits put on it,” Tom said. “They were in damage control so many times.”

Lewis said the New Zealand government had covered up the assassination attempt in fear she would boycott the country and cause deep embarrassment,Daily Mail reported.

The police failed to charge the teenager with treason – which if found guilty, would have made him eligible for the death penalty – because they had received an order from “up top.”

Murray Hanan, Christopher’s former lawyer said: “The fact an attempted assassination of the Queen had taken place in New Zealand… it was too politically hot to handle. I think the government took the view that he is a bit nutty and has had a hard upbringing, so it won’t be too harsh.”

Christopher later claimed in his unpublished autobiography that he had been told in interrogation to never speak about the event. He said the police had threatened him should he not follow their orders.

“If I was ever to mention the events surrounding my interviews of the organisation … they would make sure I ‘suffered a fate worse than death,'” he wrote.

Christopher was later charged with possession of a firearm in a public place and discharging it, a significant downgrade from treason.

However, this wouldn’t be the attempted murderer’s only brush with the law.

New DNA Technology Could Solve 1980 Murder Case

There are over 211,000 homicides committed since 1980 that have yet to be solved. Among them is Robin Brooks’s cold case.

The 20-year-old was found dead inside the bedroom of her apartment in California on April 24, 1980. An autopsy revealed that she had been stabbed, raped and bound by the assailant, who has yet to be identified despite police having a full DNA profile.

Brooks had recently moved from New York and only spent six weeks at her apartment before she was brutally killed.

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“She followed her sister out to California and had only been in Sacramento for six months,” says Links. “She was young and was out here for an adventure,” said Michael Links, a retired Sacremento County Sheriff sergeant.

The timeline suggests that Brooks finished work at midnight and attended a high school party before heading home. When her friends and colleagues couldn’t reach her the next day, they immediately knew something was wrong.

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The coroner put her time of death around 2:30, but even the authorities aren’t sure if the killer attacked her on her way home or waited for her back at the apartment.

“We don’t know if she was accosted on the walk home, or if someone from the party accosted her, or she went into the apartment and someone was there,” said Links.

37 years later, investigators and Brooks’s family have renewed their hope in finding her killer thanks to some new developments.

These IKEA Furniture Pieces Haven’t Changed in 30 Years

IKEA has been around for over 30 years, and in that time we have enjoyed walking through the perfectly decorated showrooms, enjoyed the affordable furniture and dug into some delicious Swedish meatballs.

Since the doors of the iconic blue and yellow building opened in 1985, honestly not much has changed. Sure, decor trends have been updated over the last three decades, but some classic pieces have remained the same.

After all, why mess with a good thing?

These throwback photos of classic IKEA pieces from 1985 will make you remember a simpler time when there wasn’t online shopping and apps to tell you where things were located, and you just browsed the rooms and picked up new pieces for your home when you needed them.

And no, you don’t have to get your eyes checked, some of the pieces are actually more affordable today than when you saw them 30 years ago!