Highlands & Islands

Significant new information on James Hassard murder

Significant new information in connection with a cold case review of a man's murder in 1989 has emerged, according to police.

Labourer James Hassard, 47, who had been working in London, was killed during a visit home to Lochaber.

Northern Constabulary launched a review of the case earlier this month.

Investigating officers said they hoped to trace a woman who contacted police anonymously and suggested Mr Hassard had been involved in a fight.

The brawl was believed to have happened in a garden and on the pavement of Kilmallie Road near the junction with Glen Nevis Road, in Caol, near Fort William.

Mr Hassard's body was found in the village on 18 February 1989.

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