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Scottish judges rule Lockerbie documents will remain secret

Foreign secretary’s decision to withhold documents that could absolve Libyan Abdelbaset al-Megrahi of 1989 terror attack backed by court

Scotland’s most senior judges have upheld a secrecy order signed by the foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, to withhold intelligence documents believed to implicate a Palestinian terror group in the Lockerbie bombing.

Lawyers acting for the family of Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, the Libyan convicted of the bombing, believe the documents are central to a fresh appeal against his conviction which starts on Tuesday and had urged the court to release them.

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