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Full report: Megrahi campaigners meet investigators

Campaigners who believe the Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Al Megrahi didn't get a fair trial have met the man in charge of the investigation.

Members of the Justice for Megrahi campaign want to reopen the inquiry into Megrahi's conviction.

They think that many aspects of the orginal investigation were mishandled and want the former chief constable of Dumfries and Galloway Police Pat Shearer to look into their allegations.

Matthew Taylor has this report:



Megrahi death - 'there should be no celebration'

The Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats has commented following reports that al-Megrahi has died at home in Libya, after a long battle with cancer.

Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, 59, was sentenced to life in prison for the 1988 bombing of a US airliner which claimed 270 lives.

Although this is an end to a chapter of one of the worst terrorist events in Scotland there should be no celebration that Abdelbaset al-Megrahi has died. Instead it should act as spur to establish the facts, including whether crucial forensic evidence was withheld from the trial.

– Willie Rennie, Scottish Liberal Democrats Leader

Labour Leader apologises for al-Megrahi's release

The Leader of the Scottish Labour Party has apologised to the victims of the Lockerbie bombing for al-Megrahi's early release from prison. He was speaking following reports that Abdelbaset al-Megrahi has died at his home in Libya.

Three years ago the Scottish government chose to release him on the pretext he had just three months to live. That was an insult to the victims. At this moment let me, on behalf of the people of Scotland, apologise to the families of all the victims of the Lockerbie bombing, for his early release."

– Johann Lamont, Scottish Labour Leader

BREAKING NEWS: Lockerbie bomber dies

The only man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing has reportedly died.

Abdelbaset al-Megrahi was found guilty of the 1998 bombing of Pam Am 103 over Scotland, which killed 270 people.

He was convicted in 2001, before being released on compassionate grounds in 2009, suffering from terminal prostate cancer. At the time he was given only three months to live.

Al-Megrahi's brother has reportedly confirmed his death to news agencies.

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