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Police focus on fresh lead in Alistair Wilson doorstep murder in Nairn, BBC claims

By Alan Shields

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Alistair Wilson.
Alistair Wilson.

Police are looking at a fresh lead that could solve the murder of a Nairn banker on his own doorstep almost 20 years ago, according to the BBC.

Alistair Wilson was fatally shot three times in the doorway of his family home by a mysterious stranger.

The business bank manager’s wife Veronica found the 30-year-old after he was killed at their home in Nairn on the evening of November 28, 2004.

She had been the one to answer the front door to the man, who was later described as stocky and wearing a baseball cap.

He handed her an empty blue envelope with the name Paul written on it and asked for Mr Wilson by name. She took the envelope to her husband upstairs after which Mr Wilson went to speak to the visitor at the front door.

Moments later three gunshots rang out with Mrs Wilson finding the father-of-two dead at the door and completely alone.

The case of the vanishing gunman has baffled police for years.

But, according to the BBC, police now believe that the motive centres around Mr Wilson's objection to a decking area outside the neighbouring Havelock pub.

BBC Scotland claims to have learned that police are now interested in a specific person who has not previously been part of investigations.

The BBC say the man was a regular drinker in the pub and was said to have kept guns in his home.

Police Scotland has been asked for a comment.

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