UK prosecutors seek to question Koussa on Lockerbie

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Posted: Mar 31, 2011 11:25 AM

LONDON (Reuters) - Scottish authorities said on Thursday they wished to interview the former Libyan foreign minister Moussa Koussa over the 1988 Lockerbie bombing.

"We have notified the Foreign and Commonwealth Office that the Scottish prosecuting and investigating authorities wish to interview Mr Koussa in connection with the Lockerbie bombing," Scotland's Crown Office said in a statement.

"The investigation into the Lockerbie bombing remains open and we will pursue all relevant lines of inquiry."

Moussa, the former Libyan spy chief, defected to Britain on Wednesday.

The bombing over the Scottish town in 1988 killed 259 people, mostly Americans, on the plane and 11 on the ground.

(Writing by Avril Ormsby; Editing by Keith Weir)