BREAKING NEWS

Abdel Basset al-Megrahi, convicted of the 1998 Lockerbie bombing in which 270 were killed has died after a long battle with cancer his brother told news agencies.

He was released from prison in 2009 on compassionate grounds and received a hereos welcome on his return to Libya.

It sparked an outcry from many of the relatives of the victims of the bombing of the Pan Am jet over Scotland. The 59-year-old was the only person to be convicted.