STV will tonight air a documentary looking into the events surrounding the 1988 bombing of Pan-Am 103 over Lockerbie.

The programme comes almost one year on from the compassionate release of the man convicted of planting the bomb, Abdelbaset Al Megrahi.

Narrated by Kaye Adams ‘The Lockerbie Bomber: Sent Home to Die’ is being transmitted at 9pm this evening and will also look at American reaction to the release of Mr Megrahi.

The downing of the American airliner caused the deaths of 270 people including 189 Americans who were travelling home for the Christmas break.

The programme will contain rarely-seen archive news footage and new interviews with the relatives of the victims.  The programme also speaks to the Scottish and American detectives who led the investigation as well as cancers specialists who examined Megrahi prior to his release.

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