Liam Aitchison, aged 16, went missing on 22nd November after visiting the Co-op supermarket on Macaulay Road in Stornoway. He was last seen on Anderson Road, in the north of the town. Liam came to the island a few months ago after leaving the Uists. He was due to stay with a friend of the family on the 22nd, but never turned up.
On 29th November, a member of the public reported that a body had
been found in a derelict building in the village of Steinish, a mile or
two northeast of Stornoway. As the days went by, it was confirmed that
the body was that of 16-year old Liam, and yesterday, that the death was
no longer treated as unexplained but as murder. This due to the scene
encountered by detectives.
Police are appealing for any information on Liam’s whereabouts during
the time between November 22nd and 29th, and any suspicious movements
or activity near the building in Steinish. It stands on the eastern end
of the village, and was originally the control centre for Stornoway
Airport, which it overlooks.
Any information should be forwarded to Stornoway police on 01851-702222 or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
My sympathies go out to the family and friends of the victim of this crime.