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Leading criminologist Professor David Wilson on the unsolved murder of Nairn bank manager Alistair Wilson

Several days later, on December 8, 2004, council workers carrying out gully cleaning found the gun that had been used to kill Mr Wilson in a drain in Seabank Road in Nairn. Detectives later identified the gun as a Haenel Suhl Model 1 Schmeisser, which was made in Germany between 1920 and 1945.

I became interested in this case when studying the activities of British “hitmen” – contract killers who undertake to murder a third party on behalf of another person. My research into contract killing took me to dark places both in prisons and elsewhere, where I would interview these criminal undertakers about their work, the costs involved and how they would go about executing a hit. The costs were surprisingly low – sometimes as little as a few hundred pounds – and far from hits taking place in smoky bars and casinos in the “criminal

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Leading criminologist Professor David Wilson on the unsolved …

Several days later, on December 8, 2004, council workers carrying out gully cleaning found the gun that had been used to kill Mr Wilson in a drain in Seabank Road in Nairn. Detectives later identified the gun as a Haenel Suhl Model 1 Schmeisser, which was made in Germany between 1920 and 1945.

I became interested in this case when studying the activities of British “hitmen” – contract killers who undertake to murder a third party on behalf of another person. My research into contract killing took me to dark places both in prisons and elsewhere, where I would interview these criminal undertakers about their work, the costs involved and how they would go about executing a hit. The costs were surprisingly low – sometimes as little as a few hundred pounds – and far from hits taking place in smoky bars and casinos in the “criminal

Read more at: http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/15668012._Someone_commissioned_bank_manager_s_murder_____what___s_to_prevent_them_commissioning_another__/

Murder detective David Cook was mentally ill during Daniel Morgan investigation

A detective remained in charge of Scotland Yard’s most controversial unsolved murder case for eight years despite suffering acute mental health problems.

David Cook, 58, was also working on a book about the murder in 1987 of Daniel Morgan, a private investigator, while he prepared a case against five suspects. Their trial collapsed over myriad problems, including allegations of serious police misconduct for which Mr Cook is being criminally investigated.

The murder of Mr Morgan, 37, who was found with an axe in his head in a south London pub car park, is the most investigated case in British history and has been steeped in controversy.

The initial investigation was incompetent and mired by allegations of police corruption. Despite five inquiries costing the taxpayer £50…

Read more at: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/murder-detective-david-cook-was-mentally-ill-during-daniel-morgan-investigation-lp2rw9bpj