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'Justice will not rest' say police investigating Nairn man Alistair Wilson's murder


By Federica Stefani

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The investigation into Alistair Wilson's death on 2004 is still ongoing police said this week.
The investigation into Alistair Wilson's death on 2004 is still ongoing police said this week.

“Time is no barrier to justice” – that is the message from the police team still investigating the unsolved murder of Nairn bank manager Alistair Wilson.

Mr Wilson was shot dead by a mysterious man on the doorstep of his family home on the evening of November 28, 2004 – 19 years ago today.

Just 30 years old, the father-of-two was found by his wife Veronica.

In recent months police have renewed their commitment to pursuing answers over the shocking doorstep murder, with a TV documentary on the puzzling case broadcast by Channel 5 last year.

As the latest anniversary rolls around Detective Chief Inspector Gordon MacKenzie, from the major investigation team, said: “The investigation into the murder of Alistair Wilson is ongoing with a dedicated team of officers and staff.

Alistair Wilson and his family.
Alistair Wilson and his family.

“The team continue to gather and review evidence in order to pursue various lines of enquiry.

“Time is no barrier to justice and I would urge anyone with information, no matter how small or insignificant they believe it to be, to please come forward and speak to us.

“Police Scotland is committed to conducting a full and thorough enquiry that will hopefully provide much needed answers to Alistair’s family.”

The documentary, Myurder on the Doorstep, focused on links between the killing of the Nairn businessman and a dispute with a nearby pub.

Alistair Wilson with son Andrew (4).
Alistair Wilson with son Andrew (4).

Earlier this year, reports that an unnamed suspect in the case had been jailed for an unconnected case involving the supply of drugs emerged.

However officers refused to confirm or deny the report when asked if the suspect, a man who has never been named, had indeed been imprisoned on unrelated matters.

In March 20223 it was also reported that officers from Police Scotland's major investigation team were working closely with colleagues in Canada to carry out witness interviews in Nova Scotia.

DCI MacKenzie continued: "We continue to update the family on the progress of the investigation and they have asked that their privacy is respected at this time.

"Speculation over motives or who may be responsible is both upsetting to Alistair's family and unhelpful to the investigation.

"Anyone with information can contact the enquiry team via 101 or email operationsorn@scotland.police.uk




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