I have key in mur­der mys­tery – for­mer cop

For­mer Metropoli­tan Po­lice de­tec­tive on his way to High­land town

The Press and Journal (Inverness) - - FRONT PAGE - BY RITA CAMP­BELL

A for­mer de­tec­tive be­lieves he has the key to fi­nally solv­ing the mur­der of Nairn banker Al­is­tair Wil­son.

Peter Blek­sley, who spent 21 years with the Metropoli­tan Po­lice, thinks he has un­earthed a mo­tive which could help find the killer.

He will travel to the High­lands to con­tinue his in­ves­ti­ga­tions.

A for­mer de­tec­tive be­lieves he has the key to fi­nally solv­ing the mur­der of Nairn banker Al­is­tair Wil­son.

Peter Blek­sley, who spent 21 years with the Metropoli­tan Po­lice, thinks he has un­earthed a mo­tive which could help find the killer.

Mr Blek­sley has re­fused to re­veal what that might be, but he will travel to the High­lands this week to con­tinue his in­ves­ti­ga­tions into the case.

Mr Wil­son was a 30-yearold busi­ness man­ager with Bank of Scot­land.

He was shot three times on Novem­ber 28, 2004, on the doorstep of his home.

He lived in Nairn with his wife Veron­ica and two young sons.

Mr Blek­sley said: “This is a case in which the po­lice have said, right from the early days, they haven’t been able to es­tab­lish a mo­tive for.

“If you find the mo­tive, you very of­ten find the mur­derer.

“I think I have dis­cov­ered po­ten­tially a very cred­i­ble mo­tive for the mur­der. But I need to put some flesh on the bones, broaden it out and re­search it more thor­oughly.”

He has trav­elled to Nairn a num­ber of times over the years.

He added: “I have writ­ten to Veron­ica and asked her to speak to me. I am still wait­ing for a re­ply.

“I have been in con­tact with Po­lice Scot­land ask­ing for an in­ter­view with some­one in­volved in the case. I am still wait­ing on a re­ply.

“Re­gard­less, if Veron­ica and the po­lice don’t want to talk to me, it will not de­ter me. I will not stop.”

Mr Blek­sley will be in Nairn from Wed­nes­day un­til Sun­day and said: “I am go­ing to be shov­ing leaflets through let­ter boxes and into peo­ple’s hands.

“I will be re­vis­it­ing the scene, meet­ing peo­ple, talk­ing to peo­ple, spread­ing the word and lis­ten­ing to what ev­ery­body has to tell me.”

The ex-de­tec­tive, who helped set up Scot­land Yard’s un­der­cover SO10 unit, will re­visit the killing for a new book look­ing at Bri­tain’s most baf­fling un­solved mur­ders.

At the time of his mur­der, Mr Wil­son was get­ting his chil­dren ready for bed.

He was rushed to Raig­more Hos­pi­tal, but doc­tors were un­able to save him.

“If the po­lice don’t want to talk to me, it will not de­ter me. I will not stop”

VIC­TIM: Al­is­tair Wil­son on the beach at Lossiemouth with his el­dest son. The banker was shot dead on his doorstep on Novem­ber 28, 2004

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