Palestinian group denies involvement in Lockerbie

The Palestinian group that was initially blamed for the Lockerbie bombing, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-GeneralCommand (PFLP-GC), has spoken out to deny any involvement, in rare comments on the disaster.

Ramez Mostafa, PFLP-GC spokesperson, told ITV News: "We are against such acts and it's against our ethics and behaviours.

"So since the beginning, and when American and British intelligence offices started accusing us, we denied any connection with it.

"And after they stopped Abdelbaset al-Megrahi (who was convicted for the bombing) and others we considered the case is closed."

He added: "The talk that we have connections with Libyans - yes, we never denied our connections with Libyans but 20 years before the end of Gaddafi regime our relations with them ended."

Asked if in 1988, when 270 people were killed in the bombing of Pan-Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, whether there was connection between the group and the Gaddafi regime, he said:

"Yes, but this doesn’t mean that we did it and until now no one can confirm who was behind it and PFLP-GC will never accept to be used."