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Stornoway police are asking for witnesses to an apparent assault which happened in the early hours of this morning (Sunday August 18th) outside licensed premises on North Beach Street in Stornoway.

Two men were reportedly fighting when a woman intervened and was assaulted in the street around 12.45am today.

Police are asking for witnesses to the incident so that it can be determined whether any charges are to be made. They’re asking witnesses to quote incident no NH 1137/19.


Assault within hospital

A 43-year-old man was found injured in the street by police at 4.25am today (Sunday August 18th) and was taken to Western Isles Hospital.

While in the hospital accident and emergency department, the man began acting in a threatening and abusive manner, assaulted a police officer and lashed out at a member of hospital staff.

He was taken from the hospital to Stornoway Police station, where he was kept in custody until sober and released on an undertaking to appear in court at a later date, with a report to be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.

He’s on charges including a section 38 offence (threatening and abusive behaviour), resisting arrest, police assault and offences under the emergency workers act.


Collision – witnesses sought

Two cars were in collision at the Perceval Road/Macaulay Road roundabout on Saturday afternoon (August 17th), and police want to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident.

The collision happened at 12.15pm and, although nobody was injured, one car was seriously damaged. The other car failed to stop and police want to hear from that driver or from anyone who saw the accident happen.

Anyone who can help is asked to call police on the non-emergency number, 101, quoting incident number NH1134/19.

(The time of the crash has been updated by police since this was first published) 

Fine for no-MOT driver

A 20-year-old man was stopped by police while driving in Laxdale on Saturday night (August 17th) and was found to be driving a car without a valid MOT.

Police pulled over the driver at 11.30pm and checked his documents, and he was issued with a fixed penalty for £100.