Prosecutors in Scotland say their investigation into the Lockerbie bombing is being hampered by instability in Libya.
On Saturday it will be 25 years since Pan Am 103 was blown up killing all 259 people on board and 11 others on the ground.
The attack was blamed on the regime of former Libyan leader Colonel Gadaffi but the new administration in Tripoli has become too unstable to allow the police to visit at the moment.
Dep Ch Con Iain Livingstone Police Scotland said they will go to Libya when the opportunity arises
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