[What follows is an excerpt from a report on proceedings at the Lockerbie trial published on this date in 2000 on the BBC News website:]
Gwendoline Horton, a witness, described how she helped gather debris in the fields near her home in Northumberland.
Among her finds was what looked to be "a document relating to a radio cassette player", she told the court.
Ex-police constable Brian Walton, to whom Ms Horton handed in the item, identified it as "pieces of an instruction handbook".
Asked what had struck him about the object, Mr Walton said: "It had tiny bits of singe on some of the edges of the pieces."