Freed Lockerbie bomber WAS guilty: Al-Megrahi inquiry finds ‘not a shred of evidence’ to doubt Libyan’s conviction

Here Megrahi is pictured being escorted by security officers through Tripoli in 1992

A review of the evidence used to convict Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing has confirmed beyond doubt he was responsible for the killings, it has been claimed.

Sources close to the review, carried out by the Crown Office and Police Scotland, have said there is ‘not a shred of evidence’ to support suggestions he was wrongly convicted.

The Libyan intelligence officer was convicted in 2001 for killing 270 people in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, but more than two decades on, there are lingering suspicions he was a scapegoat used to cover up the involvement of other Middle Eastern countries…