Britain urged the new Libyan government today to mount an investigation into the killing of former dictator Colonel Muammar Gadaffi.
Defence Secretary Philip Hammond said the reputation of the new National Transitional Council (NTC) had been "a little bit stained" by the way Col Gadaffi died at the hands of his captors.
Graphic footage broadcast around the world from the scene showed a wounded and bleeding Col Gadaffi being manhandled by NTC fighters before apparently being shot.
"It is not the way we would have liked it to have happened. We would have liked to see Col Gadaffi going on trial, ideally at the International Criminal Court, to answer for his misdeeds," Mr Hammond told BBC1's Andrew Marr Show.
"I think that the fledgling Libyan government will understand that its reputation in the international community is a little bit stained by what happened.
"I am sure that it will want to get to the bottom of it in a way that rebuilds and cleanses that reputation."