Scotland’s Lord Advocate met relatives of the UK victims of the Lockerbie bombing as the Crown Office said a request had been sent to the Libyan Government requesting access for police and prosecutors in the case.
Frank Mulholland QC, and the Chief Constable of Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary, Pat Shearer, met families in London.
The Libyan National Transitional Council agreed to allow Scottish police officers to travel to Libya.
[On the topic of Scottish police travelling to Libya, a longer report appears in the Belfast Telegraph. It reads in part:]
A formal request has been sent to the Libyan Government requesting access to the country for police and prosecutors involved in the Lockerbie bombing investigation, the Crown Office said.
The investigators hope to examine information and documents relating to lines of inquiry.
The Libyan National Transitional Council has previously confirmed to the UK Government that it will assist the ongoing criminal investigation, and agreed to allow officers from Dumfries and Galloway Police to travel to Libya. (…)
Scotland's top law officer the Lord Advocate, Frank Mulholland QC, and the Chief Constable of Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary, Pat Shearer, met UK families of the Lockerbie victims in London to update them on the development.
Scottish prosecutors and Scottish and US law enforcement representatives also attended the meeting.
The Crown Office said that as it remains a joint investigation, both Scottish and US investigators were "heavily involved" in preparing the request.
A further meeting with other UK families is scheduled to take place in the near future in Glasgow.