Police in the COLD case believe a homeowner was shot dead after complaining about trash and noise at a neighboring hotel.
Alistair Wilson’s execution could be linked to his objection to a planning application, police in Scotland say.
The 30-year-old banker was gunned down in his home idyllic Nairn back in 2004.
Nobody was ever charged with the crime – For the past 18 years, however, officers have continued to follow leads.
Now they have revealed that shortly before his death he objected to a large patio area in front of the Havelock Hotel opposite his home.
They say the information is “significant”.
Mr Wilson died on Sunday 28 November this year at 7pm on the doorstep of his family home on Crescent Road.
His wife Veronica had opened the door to an unknown man who asked for her husband’s name.
Mr Wilson went downstairs to speak to him and was given a blue envelope marked ‘Paul’.
He went in briefly and had returned to the door a second time when he was shot.
Detectives traveled to Canada to question a important witness recently.
Officers from Police Scotland’s Major Investigation Team say they believe the answer to Mr Wilson’s murder lies in his private life – and is not linked to his work at the Bank of Scotland.
Detective Superintendent Graeme Mackie said he lodged an objection to the terrace area with Moray Council “just before” Mr Wilson was murdered.
Mr Wilson had claimed the hotel was “responsible for increased noise and littering in the area”.
“While we cannot rule out any scenario, we believe this may be significant to our investigation and I urge anyone with information regarding this issue to come forward and speak to officials,” DS Mackie said.
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“I would also appeal to everyone involved in building the terrace area at the Havelock Hotel in 2004 to get in touch.
“Although an extensive investigation is being conducted, we believe the answer to Alistair’s murder lies in his personal life and not in his role at the bank.
“Someone on the ground will have this information, which could be crucial to catching his killer and providing answers to his family.”
Just last month, police were contacted by a witness who said he saw a man with a handgun on East Beach in Nairn about a month before the shooting.
He was with a second man between the ages of 40 and 60.
Officials have changed their description of a man they want to prosecute in connection with the murder after reviewing the evidence presented at the time.
They say the man who shot Mr. Wilson was in his 20s to 40s at the time and would be in his 30s to 60s today.
He was approximately 5 feet 7 inches tall and was wearing a baseball cap and jacket at the time of the murder.
Mr Mackie said: “We have made it very clear that time is no obstacle to justice and I hope these latest appeals will further reassure the public that we are determined to bring Alistair’s killers to justice.”
Anyone who thinks they can help the police is asked to contact 101 citing Incident 515 of March 4, 2022 and Operation Sorn.
Members of the public can also email the special account SCDHOLMESAberdeen@scotland.pnn.police.uk
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