Lockerbie bomb lawyer’s Borders fiscal post

John Logue, new area PF for Lothian and Borders
John Logue, new area PF for Lothian and Borders

A solicitor involved in the conviction of the Lockerbie bomber has been appointed new area procurator fiscal for the Borders.

John Logue was part of the Crown Office’s Lockerbie team from 1998 to 2002 when Abdelbaset Mohmed Ali al-Megrahi was found guilty of murdering 270 people and during his first appeal.

Mr Logue will now oversee proceedings at Duns, Jedburgh, Peebles and Selkirk courts, as well as covering the Lothians.

He said: “I am delighted to join the Lothian and Borders prosecution team. I look forward to working closely with my new colleagues – ensuring that we can bring to justice those who undermine and harm our communities.”

The Lord Advocate, Frank Mulholland QC, said: “John has been pivotal in shaping the policy and management agenda of the Crown Office Procurator Fiscal Service in recent years. He also played a crucial role at the Lockerbie trial and continues to work on the case.

“He has a lengthy track record in operational casework.

“I have every confidence that the Lothian and Borders team will continue to go from strength to strength under his leadership.”

Educated at Aberdeen University, Mr Logue started with the Crown Office as procurator fiscal depute at Stranraer between 1996 and 1998.

After his work on the Lockerbie trial, Mr Logue was a member of the change management team and from 2004 to 2006 he held the position of head of the business improvement and innovation unit.

Since December last year he has been area procurator fiscal for Tayside.