Inverclyde Now Logo TEN Years Ago — Lockerbie Bomber Released From Greenock Prison

19 August, 2019 | Single Pages

A crowd waited for the convoy to leave

IT’S 10 years since the man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing was released from Greenock Prison.

Libyan Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al-Megrahi, who was dying from cancer, was released on compassionate grounds on 20 August 2009.

Outside the prison in Old Inverkip Road, as media workers waited

A crowd gathered at the prison and some people shouted as a large convoy of police vehicles took Al-Mehgrahi (57) away.

He was taken to Glasgow Airport for a flight to Libya.

Al-Megrahi had served eight years of a life sentence imposed in 2001 after he was convicted at the Scottish Court in the Netherlands of the murder of 270 people at Lockerbie in December 1988.

He died in May 2012.

BBC Coverage at the time of his release

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