The final print edition of The Independent newspaper went on sale Saturday, ending its 30-year appearance on British newsstands with an exclusive on an assassination plot against a former Saudi king.

A poignant wrap-around front page carried the words “STOP PRESS” in red lettering on a white background, followed by the words “Read all about it in this, our final print edition – 1986- 2016”.

The newspaper will now be available online only, with its final editorial claiming history would be the judge of its “bold transition….as an example for other newspapers around the world to follow”.

In its final front-page exclusive, the “Indy” reported that British-based dissident Mohammed al-Massari was being pursued through the courts over a plot ordered by former Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi to assassinate Saudi king Abdullah.

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