Sunday, 13 October 2013

London link to Pan Am bomb

[This is the headline over a report by Greg Christison in the Scottish edition of today’s Sunday Express (page 14). It does not feature on the newspaper’s website. The article reads as follows:]

More doubt over verdict on Megrahi

A sensational new book claims to provide “conclusive” proof that the Lockerbie bomb was actually planted in London.

Being published to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the tragedy in December, it points to evidence suggesting the explosives were loaded on to Pan Am Flight 103 at Heathrow.

It challenges judges at the trial of Libyan spy Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi, who was found guilty in 2001 of hiding the bomb in luggage at Malta airport.

Author Morag Kerr claims that lawyers failed to piece together key facts during the 36-week court case, leading to a miscarriage of justice.

Her new analysis centres around the positioning of the suitcase and statements by Heathrow baggage handlers. 

It further strengthens the call from campaign group Justice for Megrahi (JFM) for the Scottish Government to sanction an independent public inquiry into the 1988 attack.

Dr Kerr, a vet and JFM member, said: “I am placing a magnifying glass on the luggage transfer, which is the key point as it determines where the luggage started its journey and whether Megrahi was guilty.”

The trial judges found that Megrahi planted the bomb in Malta before it travelled unaccompanied to Frankfurt anf then London before moving on to Pan Am Flight 103.

They discounted a theory that the device was in fact concealed in a mysterious brown Samsonite suitcase -- spotted by Heathrow baggage handler John Bedford an hour before the German feeder flight arrived.  Mr Bedford said the bag, which matched the description of the suitcase found to have been planted by Megrahi, was in the container near where the explosion occurred.

But the judges decided another Heathrow worker, Amarjit Sidhu, must have moved the case while transferring Frankfurt bags to the Pan Am flight.

But despite making three statements insisting he did not move the so-callked Bedford bag, Mr Sidhu was never calld to give evidence.

Dr Kerr, from West Linton, Peeblesshire, also says judges were not shown passenger and luggage records, which prove there was no Brown Samsonite suitcase among the legitimate luggage loaded by Bedford.  “When the evidence is put together, and these additional bits are added, it proves conclusively that the bomb was planted at Heathrow,” she said.

The book, Adequately Explained By Stupidity? Lockerbie, Luggage and Lies, was described as “nothing less than a work of brilliance” by JFM spokesman Robert Forrester.

1 comment:


    Now I will a new investigation in this matter. The crucial evidence of MST-13 Timerfragment (PT-35) was a "Scottish Justice evidence Fraud."
    After I have examined more of (not published investigation files) - by Swiss authorities (ex BUPO) last wees, I have moved our damages claim on 11th of September 2013, to the Swiss Federal Court (national scoop out of instances) for to go as next to the European Court (EMRK).

    by Edwin Bollier, MEBO Ltd. Telecommunication Switzerland. Webpage: