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Lord Lucan's son granted death certificate for missing peer

Lord Lucan
Lord Lucan

The only son of missing peer Lord Lucan has been granted a death certificate by a High Court judge.

George Bingham applied under the Presumption of Death Act, which came into effect in 2014, so he can inherit the title as 8th Earl.

Lord Lucan vanished after Sandra Rivett, nanny to his three children, was found murdered at the family home at 46 Lower Belgrave Street in central London on November 7th 1974.

Mrs Justice Asplin gave a decision in the case in London on Wednesday.

Lord Bingham said: "I am very happy with the judgment of the court in this matter. It has been a very long time coming."