Formal identification of body found in Steinish

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A Formal Identification has taken place and police can confirm that the body of the young man found in a derelict building in the Steinish area of Stornoway is that of 16 year old Liam Aitchison.

The family of Liam Aitchison have issued the following statement through Police.

“Today has been one of the most heartbreaking days ever, where we had to formally identify Liam. We would like to thank everyone for all the kind words and offers of support.

“We’d also like to thank the Police and our Family Liaison Officers. Most importantly we beg you if you have any information and have not brought it forward as yet we urge you please go to the Police. Without this help we can’t get peace.”

Post mortem investigations will now take place over the next few days.

Extensive enquiries into what is regarded as a suspicious death are continuing and police would like to thank the community for their assistance.

If anyone has any information they are urged to contact police in Stornoway on 01851 702222.