Mixed emotions over arrest of Lockerbie bombing suspect

The families of the victims of the 1988 bombing of a Pan-Am plane have expressed both concern and delight about the arrest, by the United States, of a Libyan man suspected of making the bomb that destroyed the aircraft over the Scottish town of Lockerbie.

All 259 passengers and crew on board the Boeing 747 bound for New York from London died while another 11 people were killed in Lockerbie when the wreckage destroyed their homes.

The Reverend John Mosey – whose daughter died in the attack – says the case of Abu Agila Masud should be heard under the Scottish legal system.

But Kara Weipz, whose brother Richard Monetti was on board the flight said the suspect’s arrest and trial in the US was an amazing feat.

Only one man – Abdul Basset al Megrahi – has ever been convicted over the bombing.