A 30-year-old man is to appear in court in Stornoway tomorrow (Monday 24 February) charged with a variety of offences including police assault.

The man, who is currently in custody at Stornoway Police station, was arrested in the Island Road area at 8pm yesterday (Saturday) on charges of breach of bail and breach of the peace, and committed the assault at the time of arrest.

Witnesses sought after assault

Western Isles police are asking for public help after an assault in the early hours of this morning (Sunday 23 February).

The alleged assault took place near to a property in Guershader at 3am today. Police are following a positive line of enquiry but would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident on the non-emergency number 101, using the incident number NH222/20.

Appeal after vandalism

Information is being sought by police on an incident of vandalism which was carried out between Saturday and Sunday last weekend (15 and 16 February).

A grey Ford Focus parked outside a property on Mackenzie Street was scratched on its rear passenger door and wheel-arch.

Anyone who saw or heard anything or who knows anything about the incident is asked to call the non-emergency number 101, quoting incident reference NH208/20.