Police are asking for help from Stornoway residents in a number of incidents which took place at the weekend (October 20th and 21st).

A householder on Plantation Road called for assistance when a number of men gathered in the area around 3.30am on Saturday morning, acting in a threatening and abusive manner.

Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or who has any information to give, to contact them on the non-emergency number, 101, or in person at Stornoway Police Station, quoting the incident reference number NH/2028/18.

There’s an appeal for information on vandalism to a Ford Transit panel van, which had its window smashed while parked on Lewis Street in Stornoway between 6.15pm on Thursday October 18th and 6.30am on Saturday 20th. The number to call is once again 101.

And anyone who knows how the wing mirror of a silver Honda CRV car came to be cracked and broken off the car, while it was parked on Seaview Terrace between 6.30pm on Saturday (October 20th) and 11.30am on Sunday is also asked to call 101.

Parking crackdown in town centre

A campaign to crack down in illegal parking in Stornoway town centre led to eight parking fines being issued on Friday and Saturday (October 19th and 20th).

The fines, which were issued to vehicles parked on South Beach Street, Cromwell Street and the surrounding area, were issued for offences including parking on yellow lines, failing to pay and display in a designated parking area and failing to display a blue disabled parking badge in marked bays.

Western Isles police will be continuing with traffic and road safety campaigns in the weeks between now and the end of the festive season.