On this date in 1989 an article by David Leppard and Nick Rufford headlined 'Police close in on Lockerbie killers' was published in The Sunday Times. It asserted that police officers leading the investigation had informed foreign counterparts that under Scottish law ‘charges are now possible against certain persons’. Who were these chargeable suspects? The persons named, and whose photographs appeared in the article, included not one single Libyan.
The article does not now appear to be available online. However, a brief account of its contents can be found here.