- Politicians, relatives and friends of the 270 people who died in the 1988 Lockerbie bombing have expressed anger over the alleged disappearance of the convicted bomber Abdul Baset Ali al-Megrahi in Libya.
Mr Megrahi’s who has outlived doctors’ predictions that he would be dead by now was freed from the Scottish Greenock Prison on compassionate release after doctors visited him on 28 July and said he had less than three months to live.
Under the terms of his release from jail, the bomber cannot change his address or leave Tripoli, and must keep in regular communication with East Renfrewshire Council.
The Times said the attempts to reach Mr Megrahi failed as he could not be reach from home and from the Tripoli Medical Centre where he was treated soon after his return to Libya.
Mr Megrahi was last seen in public on September 9, when he briefly met a delegation of African politicians at the Tripoli Medical Centre. He was in a wheelchair, looking frail and coughing repeatedly.
The Scottish officials said the disappearance of the Bomber would tarnish the credibility of the country, calling for urgent investigations into his disappearance.
Relatives of the victims were furious in August when Kenny MacAskill, the Scottish Justice Secretary, released Mr al-Megrahi on compassionate grounds because he was expected to die of prostate cancer within three months.
He had been serving a life sentence for killing 270 people after planting a bomb on Pan Am flight 103 in 1988.
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