A FORMER detective who was one of the officers in charge of the Lockerbie investigation has died at 78.
Retired Detective Chief Superintendent Stuart Henderson MBE passed away on January 31 following an illness.
The former Lothian and Borders Police officer also helped bring killers Robert Black and Angus Sinclair to justice.
He worked closely with the force’s former Deputy Chief Constable Tom Wood in CID and the major investigation unit.
Mr Wood described him as “one of the outstanding police officers of his generation”.
He added: “He was committed to the job, most latterly as senior investigating officer of Lockerbie. It was an enormous job and would have crushed most men – but not Stuart.
“Everything he did was 100%, that’s the kind of guy he was and everybody who worked with him would recognise that.”
Awarded the MBE in the 1992 New Year Honours List, Mr Henderson was appointed deputy senior investigation officer for the Lockerbie Inquiry in 1988 before taking charge in 1990.
Police Scotland Chief Constable Iain Livingstone praised him for remaining close to families affected by the Pan Am Flight 103 tragedy.