Lockerbie bomb girl remembered

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A teenager from Sheffield will be among the victims remembered at memorial events held today to mark the 25th anniversary of the Lockerbie bombing.

Tracey Jane Corner, aged 17, from Springfield Avenue in Millhouses, was one of the passengers aboard the Pan Am flight 103 blown up by terrorists on its way from London to New York above Lockerbie, in southern Scotland, on the evening of December 21, 1988.

Everyone on board - 243 passengers and 16 crew - was killed, along with 11 people on the ground.

Senior politicians, officials, families and communities will come together today to remember the 270 people who died in the atrocity.

Services will take place in Lockerbie and in London, while Scotland Office minister David Mundell will attend a memorial ceremony in Washington DC. Most of the victims were American.

Scotland’s First Minister, Alex Salmond, said: “On this 25-year anniversary, and as the country prepares once more to relive the harrowing events of that terrible night, it is important we remember the pain and suffering the families and friends of those who died have endured since that winter night in 1988.”