Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Scotland's Lord Advocate challenged over remarks on Lockerbie

[This is the headline over a report published today on the website of the Exaro news agency. A summary of the report reads as follows:]

Scottish Crown Office accused of mishandling allegations over conduct of Lockerbie case

Scotland's most senior law officer has been challenged to withdraw dismissive comments about allegations over the investigation and trial of the Lockerbie bombing.

Campaigners for a public inquiry to re-open the case have issued a stinging rebuke to Frank Mulholland, Lord Advocate and head of the Crown Office, Scotland’s prosecuting authority, over his handling of their allegations of criminal conduct in the case following the bombing of a Pan Am jumbo jet over Lockerbie.

Scottish police have launched an investigation into the claims, including allegations against authorities in Scotland of perverting the course of justice.

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