Police Files, January 8 2021

Police are warning drivers to take care on the district's icy roads.

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Window smashed

Police are investigating and appealing for witnesses after a window at the mixed martial arts gym (formerly the Scout Hall) in John Street, Campbeltown, was smashed between 6pm on Thursday December 24 and 12pm on Saturday December 26.

Speeding driver

A 30-year-old lorry driver was stopped on the A83, near Killegruer, at about 4.25pm on Tuesday December 29, and charged with exceeding the speed limit.

Woman assaulted

A 21-year-old man was arrested and charged on Monday January 4 with assaulting a woman in High Street, Campbeltown, at about 8am on Thursday December 31.

Abusive behaviour

A 27-year-old man was arrested at about 7.45pm on Tuesday December 29, at Mansefield Road, Port Ellen, Islay, and later charged with behaving in an abusive manner. The man was also charged with struggling with officers who were arresting him and attempting to kick one.

Police are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information on the above or any incident to phone 101 or anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.