Lord Advocate must clear up Crown Office accusations

Speaking is response to allegations in a new book that expert witnesses from the Crown Office did not disclose information concerned with the conviction of Abdelbaset al Megrahi, the leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats Willie Rennie MSP said:

“The Lord Advocate needs to make a formal statement on the allegations in the book, to answer calls for a public inquiry.

“The Lord Advocate needs to be absolutely clear on the way forensic evidence was handled and revealed.

“Gravely important statements have been made about whether evidence was obstructed or covered up.

“People will expect the Lord Advocate to be clear with them.”