Lockerbie investigators invited to question new suspects in Libya

Lockerbie investigators invited to question new suspects in Libya

Lockerbie investigators have been invited to go to Libya to question new suspects in the case.

Scottish prosecutors last week confirmed they have identified two Libyans who they want to be interviewed by police.

The Crown Office has not confirmed the suspects’ identities, but they have been named in reports as Abu Agila Mas’ud and Abdullah al-Senoussi.

The pair are suspected of involvement in the Lockerbie bombing along with Abdelbaset al-Megrahi – the only person convicted over the 1988 atrocity in which 270 people died.

The self-declared National Salvation government controls Libyan capital Tripoli, but is not recognised by the international community.

National Salvation spokesman Jamal Zubair told the BBC: “They can send some investigators, they come here to see those guys and see what they can do.

“Always we are very helpful, we want to talk to people and we want to show what we have.

“We might have more evidence about other people or maybe those guys have more information about something else, might help you.”

Everyone on board the Pan Am 103 flight died in the bombing, alongside 11 people from Lockerbie.

The plane was on its way from London to New York on December 21 when it exploded above the Scottish town.

Megrahi, who had terminal cancer, died in 2012 after being released from jail on compassionate grounds in 2009.

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