Colonel Gaddafi’s son, Seif al-Islam scoffed at the idea that Libya’s recently defected foreign minister Moussa Koussa might have new information to offer the ongoing Lockerbie bombing investigation.

In an interview with the BBC al-Islam insisted that Koussa defected to the UK last week because he is “sick and old” and said Koussa might “make up funny stories” about Lockerbie in return for asylum.

He added that the British and US already “know everything about Lockerbie so there are no secrets” Koussa could possibly reveal.

Scottish investigators are keen to talk to Koussa, known as Libya’s “torturer in chief,”  in relation to the Lockerbie bombing in which PanAm flight 103 was blown up by terrorists killing 270 people.

It has been reported that Gaddafi’s henchman has been offered asylum in the UK in return for help in ousting the dictator who has ruled Libya with an iron fist for 41 years and has waged war against protesters and rebels calling for his removal.

UK intelligence first made contact with Koussa during the first days of the Allies’ UN-sanctioned airstrikes on Gaddafi’s forces, which began on March 19.

Koussa has also been linked with the shooting of PC Yvonne Fletcher outside the Libyan Embassy in London in 1984.

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