Britain's new Defence Secretary Philip Hammond said on Sunday that he would like to see an investigation into the death of Gaddafi, who was captured alive during the fall of his hometown Sirte on Thursday. "It's certainly not the way we do things, it's not the way we would have liked it to have happened," he told BBC television.
"We would have liked to see Colonel Gaddafi going on trial, ideally at the International Criminal Court, to answer for his misdeeds not only in Libya but of course the many acts of terrorism that he supported and perpetrated outside Libya, of which we in Britain have a disproportionately large number of victims.
"The fledgling Libyan government will understand that its reputation in the international community is a little bit stained by what happened.
"I'm sure that it will want to get to the bottom of it in a way that rebuilds and cleanses that reputation."