Police close the net on Stuart's killers

Published: 24 Oct 2011 17:303 comments

POLICE say they are following a "significant" line of inquiry into the death of Stuart Walker.

At a press conference this afternoon, Strathclyde Police Divisional Commander John Thomson explained Stuart suffered a "violent and sustained" attack in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Officers are still keen to piece together Stuart's movements between 2.30 and 4.50am prior to the discovery of his battered body at Caponacre Industrial Estate.

He last spoke to a family member outside Cumnock Fire Station at 2.30am.

Divisional Commander Thomson said: "We don't believe this was a random attack.

"We remain optimistic that we will bring an individual or individuals to responsible to book sooner rather than later.

"Stuart was at a number of parties in the area before 2.30am and we are looking at the possibility he knew the people involved."

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  • The family
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    Oct 24, 23:36
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    There is no evidence that this attack on my cousin was a heomophobic assault so please remove this post

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  • 1111111
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    Oct 25, 01:11
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    Very sad to read and hear off this terrible act off murder could happen in cumnock .C om people of cumnock get together somebody must know something help the police get the scum bag or scum bags. my thoughts are with the family and freinds . Frank kelso auckland new zealand. R I P . STUART.

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  • DSter
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    Oct 25, 16:49
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    Knew Stuart years ago when I still lived in Cumnock. RIP bud.

    Glad that the Chronicle is not going down the lurid sensationalist route unlike some nationals. Perhaps the people of Cumnock might consider boycotting the Record for a week in protest at its shameful coverage of the case.

    My thoughts and prayers are with Stuart's family during this awful and harrowing time. Like I mentioned, I knew the lad ages ago and he was a decent sort - funny, kind, cheeky and had a quirky answer for everything. Not a bad word to say about anyone and a smile for everyone.

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