The trial of the two men accused of murdering 16-year-old Liam Aitchison on November 23rd 2011 was adjourned early today (Tuesday) following evidence given by Liam Aitchison's ex-girlfriend Ashley Macdonald.

Seventeen year old Ashley Macdonald said she had known Liam Aitchison for several years and had been his girlfriend at one point but not at the time of his death.

She had been in contact with him on and off since then and again when he had moved to Stornoway in the summer of 2011.

She told police she had seen Liam on November 25th 2011 but in court said she had made a mistake and it had actually been the week earlier on the 17th or 18th of November.

She was questioned by both the Advocate Depute Mr Iain McSporran and Defence lawyer Mr Iain Paterson before the court adjourned.

The trial is due to resume tomorrow (Wednesday) morning.