Murder probe after 'brutal, sustained attack' on 26-year-old woman

Aimee Jane Cannon was pronounced dead at the scene.

Murder probe after ‘brutal, sustained attack’ on 26-year-old woman in West Lothian STV News
Her death is now being treated as murder and an investigation is under way.

Police have launched a murder investigation after a “brutal, sustained attack” on a 26-year-old woman.

Aimee Jane Cannon was found with a number of serious injuries at a property in West Calder, West Lothian.

She was discovered at the property on Learmonth Crescent at around 6.35pm on Saturday, May 7. 

Ms Cannon was pronounced dead at the scene.

Her death is now being treated as murder and an investigation is under way, led by officers from Police Scotland’s Major Investigation Team.

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.

“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.”

Detectives 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: https://mipp.police.uk/operation/SCOT22S14-PO1

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.