Case of the week

The trial of the suspects in the bombing of Pan Am flight 103 finally appeared in a Scottish Court this week, or more correctly in a former basketball court in a gym at a former US air base in The Netherlands which has been declared Scottish soil for the duration of the trial. The two Libyans accused of murdering 270 people when the plane exploded over Lockerbie in 1988 were attending a pre-trial hearing. The courtroom for the full trial is still under construction. Everyone attending the hearing had to pass through airport-style security checks.