Chief Constable of Dumfries and Galloway Police, says the investigation into the Lockerbie bombing 'has reached a new level' and that the force hopes to build on what was learnt by officers who travelled to Libya last week.
Patrick Shearer spoke exclusively to ITV News.
Officers from Dumfries and Galloway Police have visited Libya as part of their investigation into the Lockerbie bombing.
They met senior officials from the Libyan Government in Tripoli on Monday. Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, who died last year, is the only person to have been convicted of the atrocity.
Investigators are trying to find out if there are others in Libya who could be brought to trial.
Scotland's Lord Advocate has described the discussions as "positive".
The officers are expected to travel to Libya in March. It will be the first time police have been allowed to visit as part of the probe.
David Cameron confirmed that officers from the Dumfries and Galloway force have been given permission to visit Libya as part of the Lockerbie investigation.
The Libyan leader confirms they will be giving visas to the police officers investigating Lockerbie.