View across the Outer Harbour of Stornoway

Monday, 3 June 2013

Monday 3 June

In November 2011, the island of Lewis was shaken by the news that a 16-year old boy had been found murdered at Steinish. Liam Aitchison, originally from South Uist, had been stabbed, kicked and beaten. Two men were arrested and charged with the murder. Over the past 3 weeks, they were tried at court in Glasgow. Gruesome evidence of the murder scene was presented during the trial. After about 8 hours' deliberation, the jury today found the two culprits guilty. Sentence will be passed at a later stage.