POLICE FILES, August 16 2019

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Speeding driver

A 27-year-old man was charged after he was stopped for exceeding the speed limit on the A83, near Campbeltown, at about 2.15am on Monday August 5.

Public urination

A 28-year-old man was charged and issued with a recorded police warning after he urinated in public in Longrow South, Campbeltown, at about 1.30am on Thursday August 8.

Drugs possession

A 15-year-old boy was found to be in possession of a small amount of cannabis when he was stopped and searched by police at about 8.30pm on Saturday August 10, in Dalaruan Street, Campbeltown. He will be referred for Youth Intervention processes.

Telephone scam warning

Police have been made aware of recent attempted bank fraud by telephone in Argyll.

On Friday August 9, a woman in the Furnace area received a call from a man who said he was from her bank fraud team.

The woman was persuaded to log on to her internet banking account and transfer almost £20,000 to another account of which the caller gave her details as he said this would protect her money.

Sergeant Iain MacNicol, of the Lochgilphead community policing team, said: ‘We’re aware of many ongoing telephone scams occurring within the Argyll area and I would urge people not to trust unexpected callers who say they are from your bank.’