Police Files, April 23 2021

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

Want to read more?

At the start of the pandemic in March we took the decision to make online access to our news free of charge by taking down our paywall. At a time where accurate information about Covid-19 was vital to our community, this was the right decision – even though it meant a drop in our income. In order to help safeguard the future of our journalism, the time has now come to reinstate our paywall.

However, rest assured that access to all Covid related news will still remain free.

To access all other news will require a subscription, as it did pre-pandemic.

The good news is that for the whole of December we will be running a special discounted offer to get 3 months access for the price of one month. Thank you for supporting us during this incredibly challenging time.


We value our content and access to our full site is only available on subscription. Your subscription entitles you to 7-day-a-week access to our website, plus a full digital copy of that week’s paper to read on your pc/mac or mobile device In addition your subscription includes access to digital archive copies from 2006 onwards.

Already a subscriber?


Subscribe Now

Woman assaulted

A 29-year-old man has been charged with assaulting a woman in Southend at about 4am on Friday April 16. The arrested man was held for court.

Driver charged

About 6.10pm on Wednesday April 14, on the A846, near to Antrim View, Port Ellen, Islay, a motorist was stopped for allegedly exceeding the speed limit. The  55-year-old male driver was also charged with not wearing his seat belt and there being no MOT in force on the vehicle.

No seat belt

Police stopped a van on Main Street, Bowmore, Islay, at about 5.55pm on Wednesday April 14, and the 36-year-old male driver, was charged with driving while not wearing his seat belt.

No insurance

A car was stopped by police for a routine check at about 6.50pm on Wednesday April 14, on Main Street, Bowmore, Islay. The driver, a 56-year-old man, was charged with having no insurance in force for the vehicle, which was then seized.

School vandalised

Police are appealing for information after some bricks were damaged and removed from the wall at the rear of the Islay High School gym between Friday April 2 and Monday April 19.

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.