The son of the ‘Orphan of Lockerbie’ lives as a recluse just miles from the site where his family were obliterated in the Lockerbie terror attack, it’s been revealed.
Luke Nesfield, 21, recently became the sole beneficiary of a multi-million pound trust fund – said to be worth up to £18milllion – passed down to him after the death of his father Steven whose family were killed in the bombing.
It has emerged that Luke still lives on a remote sheep farm on the outskirts of Lockerbie – 30 years on from the tragedy.
Some 270 people, including 11 locals killed by falling debris, died when a remote-control bomb was detonated onboard Pam Am flight 103 as it travelled to New York.
Luke’s father, Steven Flannigan, became known as the ‘Orphan of Lockerbie’ after he and his brother David survived the bombing that claimed the lives of his parents and 10-year-old sister.
Steven, then 14, had avoided death after taking his sister’s new bicycle to be checked by a neighbour.
Tragically, Steven and his brother David both later died in a premature circumstances years after the events of Lockerbie.
Despite not being alive when tragedy struck, Luke is believed to have inherited a £18m fortune a from compensation trust fund set up father after turning 21 this year.
But Nesfield would give his entire fortune away in order to bring back his father, his grandmother claimed.
"The truth is he doesn’t really care about the money and he’d give his eye teeth to have his dad back," the 74-year-old told MailOnline.
"He was so close to his dad, even though he was so young when he lost him."
According to his grandmother Valerie Stevenson, Luke is a grounded young man who won’t be flaunting his wealth.
She keeps a close eye on the young man beside the modest farmhouse where he lives and says most people in the area are not his traumatic back story
"He won’t be flying any helicopters or going down the road in a Rolls Royce,’ she said.
Dave and brother Steven were given £2.1million in compensation from Pan Am, followed by a £6.25 million payment from the Libyan government in 2003.
Steven wisely invested the dividend given to him, and experts say the fortune would have risen to £18m on account of interest and dividends.
Sadly, Steven was struck by a train after drinking 14 pints of lager and ‘falling asleep’ on the track in August 2000.
He was taken to Royal United Hospital in Bath but died two days later surrounded by friends and family.
He had a habit of falling asleep in unusual places when he had been drinking, an inquest in Bath, Somerset, was told.
Steven had been living apart from the boy’s mother, Lisa Nesfield, who had split up just months after Luke was born, but the couple remained on close terms.
Luke was just three years old when his father passed away but still keeps his memory close to his heart, his grandmother says
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