Scottish prosecutors have reportedly met with Libyan officials as part of efforts to bring those responsible for the Lockerbie bombing to justice.

The Crown Office is said to have met with officials in March this year in a bid to interview at least one suspect about the 1988 atrocity.

It is understood the suspect may have been involved in buying the suitcase that concealed the bomb.

Prosecutors maintain that the only person convicted of the bombing, Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi, did not act alone and have vowed to bring his accomplices to justice.

Speaking to the Sunday Times, a diplomatic source said Libyan officials visited the UK at the invitation of the Crown and are "keen" to assist the investigation.

He said: "Megrahi is regarded as unfinished business because the inquests determined that he was not acting by himself.

"Investigators have been looking at the people who were involved in the purchase of a bag in Malta. This is something they have been trying to follow up and they have leads which still need to be fully explored."

The source added: "Police Scotland have been pursuing the possibility of questioning individuals in Libya and they have some information relating to an individual.

"They will be looking to the prosecutor [to see] if they can be tracked down and interviewed on their behalf."

The Crown maintains that the suitcase was loaded onto a place in Malta and transferred onto Pan Am flight 103, which then took off from Heathrow and headed to New York.

It blew apart over Lockerbie, killing 259 people on board and 11 on the ground.

Earlier this week, the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission (SCCRC) agreed to review Megrahi's conviction following an application from his family.

The Libyan, who previously launched an appeal but dropped it in 2009, was released from prison on compassionate grounds after being diagnosed with terminal cancer. He died in 2012.

The SCCRC said last week that it was in "the interests of justice" to accept the application by the family as Megrahi abandoned his previous appeal because he believed that he would be able to return home due to his illness.

A statement issued by lawyer Aamer Anwar on behalf of the Megrahi family said: "The reputation of the Scottish law has suffered both at home and internationally because of widespread doubts about the conviction of Mr al-Megrahi.

"It is in the interests of justice and restoring confidence in our criminal justice system that these doubts can be addressed."

The Crown Office declined to comment.