Scotland asks new Libyan rulers for Lockerbie help

AP , Monday 26 Sep 2011

Scotland asks Libya's new authorities for help to catch those responsible for the 1988 Lockerbie airplane bombing, Britain's worst terrorist attack

The Scottish prosecutors' office says it has written to the National Transitional Council (NTC) asking for written evidence and witnesses for the 1988 Lockerbie airplane bombing. 

The bombing of a New York-bound Pan Am plane over the Scottish town killed 270 people, most of them American. Only one person has been convicted, former Libyan intelligence officer Abdel Baset al-Megrahi.

Scottish authorities said Monday that al-Megrahi's trial had found that he "acted in furtherance of the Libyan intelligence services in an act of state sponsored terrorism and did not act alone." It said the Lockerbie investigation "remains an open inquiry."

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