For­mer de­tec­tive has strong lead in Al­is­tair Wil­son mur­der case

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen) - - NEWS - 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.

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 ex­plained: “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 a very cred­i­ble mo­tive for the mur­der. But I need to put some flesh on the bones and re­search it more thor­oughly.”

He has trav­elled to Nairn a num­ber of times over the years and re­ported on the mur­der for the BBC.

He added: “I have writ­ten to Veron­ica and asked her to speak to me. I am still wait­ing on 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 stated: “I am go­ing to be show­ing leaflets through let­ter boxes and into peo­ples’ hands.

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

The ex-de­tec­tive will re­visit the killing for a new book look­ing at Bri­tain’s most baf­fling un­solved mur­ders.

Al­is­tair Wil­son was shot three times in 2004

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