A man who drove his car off the road in Upper Coll this morning (Sunday March 31st) was found to have been drinking and will appear in court.

The single-vehicle road traffic incident was reported to police as having happened around 7am today and the driver was later traced and was found to have been drinking.

He was taken to Stornoway police station and charged with drink-driving, and was released when sober on an undertaking to appear in court on April 16th.

Man in court after fight

A 23-year-old man is to appear in Stornoway Sheriff Court later this month, after getting involved in a fight at licensed premises on Saturday afternoon.

Police were called to the Crown Inn at 3.40pm on Saturday to reports that two men were fighting, and one was arrested and charged with disorder.

He was released on a citation to appear in court at a later date.

Vehicle ASBOs issued

Two men, aged 19 and 34, were issued with anti-social behaviour orders (ASBOs) because of their driving on Saturday night.

Police stopped one driver at 8pm and a second at 11.35pm because their driving behaviour was causing annoyance.

They were both issued with the ASBOs and the 34-year-old man was also issued with a fixed penalty when it was discovered that he had no MOT on his vehicle.

Car stolen

Police are appealing for information after a blue Renault Clio car was taken from the owner’s address, on Lewis Street in Stornoway, sometime between March 22nd and Saturday morning (March 30th).

Anyone who has seen the vehicle is asked to contact police on the non-emergency number 101, quoting incident number NH 373/19.

Vandalism in the Cearns

Police are asking for information after a window was broken at an address in Cearn Pabbaigh just before 8am today (Sunday March 31st).

Anyone who knows how this occurred is asked to contact police on the non-emergency number 101, quoting incident NH375/19.

Man reported for animal cruelty

A 55-year-old man has been reported to the Procurator Fiscal for a contravention of the animal care and welfare act (2006) after police were called to reports that he was mistreating a dog.

The dog was removed from the man’s care at an address in Sandwick on March 24th and has been taken to the vet’s, where care is being arranged for it.

Serious assault

An incident in Stornoway town centre in the early hours of last Tuesday (March 26th) has led to seven days in a cell for a 45-year-old man.

Police were called to the incident at 2am and the man was charged with a serious assault. He appeared in court from custody and was remanded in custody for seven days.

Vandalism at Castle

A car parked at Lews Castle was damaged by vandals last weekend (March 22nd to 24th) and police are asking for any witnesses to come forward.

The VW Passat was parked near the castle over two days up until 7.30pm on Sunday March 24th and police would like to hear from anyone who saw or heard how the damage might have occurred.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the non-emergency number 101.