An 18-year-old man has appeared in court in Stornoway today (Friday January 4th) after being traced by police following a serious assault.

The assault took place in Stornoway town centre just after midnight on Sunday 30th December.

Police enquiries subsequently led to the man’s arrest yesterday (Thursday January 3rd).

He was kept in custody overnight and appeared on a charge of serious assault in court today. He was released on bail.