Stornoway police station is to see a live video link to Inverness Sheriff Court tomorrow (Monday 1 June), as four men appear in court under lockdown restrictions.

The men are in custody having been charged following a series of separate incidents in the Western Isles over the weekend.

All the incidents involved violence.

A 19-year-old man was arrested on Macaulay Road in Stornoway after police received a number of calls to the area in the early hours of Saturday morning. The man’s been charged with assault and will appear in court by video-link.

A 26-year-old man was arrested in Barra at 4am on Saturday after police were called to an address in the island. He’s been charged with assault and with threatening and abusive behaviour.

He was brought to Stornoway by road and boat through a custodial relay system and has been in custody at Stornoway police station.

Also in custody is a 41-year-old man who was arrested in Stornoway around 1am this morning (Sunday 31 May). He was charged with assault.

And a fourth man was arrested just after midnight this morning in the Willowglen Road area of Stornoway. The 22-year-old has been charged with breach of bail conditions and with police assault.

The video-link will be set up tomorrow morning at Stornoway Police Station under arrangements made to minimise travel and social contact during the Covid-19 lockdown.