[This is the headline over a report that appeared on the BBC News website on this date in 2002. It reads in part:]
Police in Scotland are about to return to families the remaining luggage and personal effects of those who died in the Lockerbie bombing.
Baggage belonging to more than 100 people has been retained by investigators since 1988 in case it was needed as evidence.
The items are being handed back following the dismissal last month of the appeal by Abdelbaset ali Mohmed-al Megrahi against his murder conviction. (...)
Thousands of items of luggage and clothing were painstakingly recovered by police from miles of Scottish Borders countryside.
Much of it was given back to the victims' relatives but some which was, or might have been, used as evidence was held back.
A team of nine officers and two support staff from Dumfries and Galloway Police is now preparing to return it to families in Britain, America and elsewhere.
Forty-three families have asked for their property to be delivered in person while 47 are happy to have it posted.
Twelve others have asked for their relatives' remaining effects to be destroyed.
Detective chief superintendent Tom McCulloch said the return of the property would be an emotional experience and all the officers involved had had advance counselling.
The process is expected to start next month and take up to eight weeks to complete.
Earlier this month, the Scottish Executive formally returned the site of the trial at Camp Zeist to the Dutch Government.