Police launch murder probe after young Scots mum found dead following ‘brutal, sustained attack’

Police are treating the death of a young mum found in a Scots home as murder.

Aimee Jane Cannon was found with a number of serious injuries at a property on Learmonth Crescent in West Calder at around 6.35pm on Saturday, May 7.

We told how the 26-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene after officers descended on the street.

Cops have confirmed that Aimee’s death is now being treated as a murder and an investigation is under way, led by officers from Police Scotland’s Major Investigation Team.



Loved ones have paid tribute to Aimee Cannon

Detective Superintendent Andrew Patrick said: “Our thoughts are very much with Aimee’s family and friends at this difficult time for them.

“Aimee has been the victim of a brutal, sustained attack and we will have a continued police presence in the area while our investigation continues.

“I would like to reassure the local community that everything is being done to trace the person responsible.

“I would also urge anyone who may have information which could help our investigation to come forward.



Aimee Cannon
Aimee Cannon

“We would be keen to speak to anyone who may have seen or heard any signs of a disturbance at the property on Learmonth Crescent to get in touch.

“We are also studying CCTV as part of our investigation and anyone who may have private footage, perhaps from a dashcam or doorbell camera, is asked to check this and pass on anything notable to us.”

Forensic officers arrived in West Lothian on Monday as they continued enquiries into Aimee’s death.



Cops at the scene
Forensic cops at the scene on Learmouth Crescent, West Calder on Monday morning

Several police vehicles are parked at the scene and cops have cordoned off large parts of Learmonth Street.

According to locals, forensics were joined by detectives on Monday morning.

Officers have set up an online portal to encourage members of the public to submit information.

The Major Incident Public Portal (MIPP) is a website that gives the public access to a form so they can send information directly to the major incident teams based at the Scottish Crime Campus: http://ow.ly/p0ZL50J3hC0

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland via 101 quoting reference 3181 of May 7, 2022.

Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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