Crimestoppers offers reward of up to £5,000 for information on unsolved Nairn murder

Independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers is today offering a reward of up to £5,000 for information on an unsolved murder that is approaching its nine-year anniversary.

Alistair Wilson, 30, was shot at his home in Crescent Road, Nairn, on Sunday, 28 November, 2004. At 7:10pm his wife, Veronica, opened the door to a stocky man, aged 35-40, wearing a dark jacket and baseball cap, who asked for her husband by name.

Mr Wilson spoke to the visitor and went back inside to speak to his wife before returning to the door, where he was shot. He died at 8:15pm in hospital.

Crimestoppers is offering the reward of up to £5,000 for information passed to the charity’s 0800 555 111 number that leads to an arrest and conviction of the persons responsible for this crime.

Crimestoppers’ Scotland Chairman, Jim Ferguson said: “This crime is fast approaching its nine year anniversary. We would ask that anyone who thinks they may have information relating to this, no matter how small, should come forward and finally help Alistair’s family obtain the answers they seek. All information passed to Crimestoppers is kept anonymous, a guarantee that has never been broken, so no-one need be in fear of their identity being revealed.”

If you have any information on this incident please contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through our Anonymous Online Form via our website.

*Note: Rewards will only be payable for information passed to Crimestoppers’ 0800 555 111 number. Information passed to police will not qualify.


For more information please contact Jim Ferguson on 07921 924 248.

Notes to Editors

  • This reward is not to be published by the media after 26th December 2013. Please contact the press office if you wish to do so for latest status of reward
  • Crimestoppers is an independent charity which helps the police to solve crimes, making communities safer. It does this by operating the 24/7 telephone number 0800 555 111 which people can ring to pass on information about crimes anonymously. They can also use our Anonymous Online Form via our website.
  • Around 20 people are arrested and charged every day as a result of information given to Crimestoppers.
  • Since Crimestoppers began in 1988, it has received over a million actionable calls, resulting in over 124,000 arrests and charges. Over £126 million worth of goods has been recovered and over £301 million worth of drugs has been seized.
  • In 2005, Crimestoppers launched the UK’s Most Wanted on its website which allows the public to view images of criminals and pass on vital information about their whereabouts. It has been highly successful with over 2,300 arrests to date.
  • Crimestoppers UK was founded by Lord Ashcroft, KCMG, Chairman of Trustees. In 1988, he launched Crimestoppers in the Metropolitan Police area. Crimestoppers’ ‘call to action’ is built on a three-way partnership between the business community, the police and the media.