Helicopter assists with New Year’s Day knife incident on Gigha

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With the ferry that serves Gigha not in operation on New Year’s Day, a police helicopter had to be scrambled to help deal with a disturbance on the island on Saturday.

Police were called at about 6.50am on January 1, regarding a man allegedly acting aggressively with a knife in the Grianan area of Gigha.

With no police based on the island, officers were transported from the mainland by helicopter.

Once there, they arrested a 39-year-old man and later charged him with possession of an offensive weapon; abusive and threatening behaviour; and vandalism.

He remained in custody before appearing at Dumbarton Sheriff Court on Monday, January 3.