Glasgow & West Scotland

Murderer William Cairns dies in Glenochil Prison

Louis Shields
Image caption Cairns was jailed for brutally killing Louis Shields (pictured) in his Glasgow home

A man who admitted brutally murdering the uncle of Scots boxing champion Willie Limond has died in prison.

The Scottish Prison Service (SPS) said that 46-year-old William Cairns died at Glenochil Prison, Clackmannanshire, on Saturday 24 March.

He was jailed for life in 2010 and ordered to serve a minimum of 18 years for the brutal killing of 46-year-old Louis Shields at his home in Glasgow.

The SPS said a fatal accident inquiry may be held in due course.

Cairns was part of an attack which saw Mr Shields struck with knives, a meat cleaver and a baseball bat.

Mr Shields' brother Peter was also attacked at their home in Glasgow's Craigend area in February 2010.

Louis and Peter Shields are uncles of professional boxer and World Boxing Union (WBU) lightweight champion Willie Limond.

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