AN ex-cop has sensationally claimed that a teen came impossibly close to assassinating the Queen during a 1981 revisit to New Zealand – and the supervision tried to cover it up.
At the age of 17, Christopher John Lewis, from Dunedin, assimilated entertaining crowds to watch the sovereign pass by during a tactful trip.
Armed with a .22 rifle, he shot at the Queen as she stepped out of her Rolls-Royce.
Despite a shrill crash – and the bullet whistling past her conduct – the throng were clearly unknowingly of what had happened.
The parade, incredibly, continued as normal, and cops launched a cover to disguise just how critical the eventuality could have been.
Former Dunedin police officer Tom Lewis worked on the case, and told Stuff: “You will never get a loyal file on that.
“It was reactivated, regurgitated, pieces pulled off it, other fake pieces put on.”
Mr Lewis says that the supervision feared the royals would not come back to New Zealand if they found out just how close the Queen had come to being assassinated.
He also says that Lewis’ strange matter was destroyed, and police motionless to not charge the man since of orders from “up top”.
Mr Lewis added: “The fact an attempted assassination of the Queen had taken place in New Zealand… it was too politically prohibited to handle.
“I think the supervision took the perspective that he is a bit eccentric and has had a tough upbringing, so it won’t be too harsh.”
Eventually, after eight interviews, the teenager’s charge was downgraded to possessing a firearm and discharging it in a open place.
Lewis claimed that he’d been told to kill the Queen by a man from England who he referred to as “The Snowman”.
And two years on he done an try to shun from a psychiatric ward, claiming to have orders to murder Prince Charles who was due to revisit the country.
Lewis was also spooky with cult personality Charles Manson, and police found clippings of the royals around his flat.
He also later, at the age of 31, mapped out the track of the Queen’s next revisit in 1995 before police intervened.
However instead of holding serve action, it is claimed that the New Zealand supervision sent him on a taxpayer-funded holiday to Australia to get him out the way.
In 1997, while available the hearing of a lady and the abduction of her child, Lewis took his own life.
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