Family informed of a body’s discovery

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Police in Stornoway are currently investigating the discovery of a body in the Steinish area of Lewis.

The discovery was made during searches for a missing person, about 2pm yesterday (Tuesday), at a derelict property and police are currently carrying out investigations.

The family of 16 year old Liam Aitchison, who has been missing since last Wednesday, has been made aware of the discovery.

No formal identification has yet taken place. The death is unexplained and police enquiries are continuing.

If anyone has any information which could assist enquiries they should contact Stornoway police station.

The public are thanked for their assistance.