Two men appeared in court in Stornoway yesterday (Monday October 14th) after spending two nights in police cells.

A 27-year-old man was charged with assault after an incident on Garden Road at 11pm on Saturday, in which another man sustained serious facial injuries including losing some teeth.

While police were in the process of arresting the assailant, a 29-year-old man intervened and was arrested and charged with police assault.

Both men were kept in custody until Monday when they appeared in court. The original assailant has been remanded in custody and the other man bailed, both to appear in court again at a later date.