LOCKERBIE BOMBER AL-MEGRAHI WITH HIS MOTHER AND WIFE
Mystery surrounded the Lockerbie bomber last night after he could not be reached at his home or in hospital.Libyan officials could say nothing about the whereabouts of Abdul Baset Ali al-Megrahi, and his Scottish monitors could not contact him by telephone. They will try again to speak to him today but if they fail to reach him, the Scottish government could face a new crisis.
Under the terms of his release from jail, the bomber cannot change his address or leave Tripoli, and must keep in regular communication with East Renfrewshire Council.
It is being widely reported this morning the MEGRAHI is actually in the ALPS, skiing with East Renfrewshire MP, Scottish Secretary JIM MURPHY. Council Leader, Tam Scobie explained, "Ali put in a request to see the Alps and do a bit of Skiing and Snowboarding before he died, which should be in a few months according to Libyan Doctors. With him being an Arab and that, he's never seen snow. But, we had to keep an eye on him and it seemed a good idea if the local MP, Jim Murphy went with him to make sure he's no whoring it and drinking. Jim said, he didn't mind as long as the Taxpayers were picking up the tab". "We're expecting them back around mid February when Jim goes back to work but the Provost of East Kilbride is looking to spend the Spring in MARBELLA, so we might send ALI with him, to give him a wee break after the skiing".