BARRIE Berkley, a driving force in the fight to discover the truth behind the Lockerbie bombing, has died at the age of 91.

The retired oil executive and his wife, Jean, had spent 30 years since that day in December 1988 seeking justice for the 270 people, including their 29-year-old son Alistair, who died when Pam Am Flight 103 was brought down over the town.

The Sandhoe couple helped run the UK Families Flight 103 pressure group, which represented the families of the 31 British people who died. Members believe the only person ever convicted of the crime, Libyan Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, was set up as a fall guy.

The Berkleys used their Libyan compensation money to launch the Alistair Berkley Charitable Trust.