Man held for Senga at­tack

Ayrshire Post - - NEWS - Sarah Hil­ley

A man has been ar­rested over the al­leged at­tempted mur­der and rob­bery of a shop­worker in Ca­trine.

Senga Hous­ton, 63, of Mauch­line, is in crit­i­cal con­di­tion in hos­pi­tal fol­low­ing an at­tack at the Premier Con­ve­nience store in the vil­lage.

She was left with lifethreat­en­ing in­juries on Sun­day af­ter­noon.

A 39- year- old man was due to ap­pear in court on Wed­nes­day in re­la­tion to the in­ci­dent.

Po­lice made the ar­rest on Tues­day evening fol­low­ing an in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

A Po­lice Scot­land spokesman said: “A 39- yearold man has been ar­rested and is presently de­tained in po­lice cus­tody in con­nec­tion with the al­leged at­tempted mur­der and rob­bery on Sun­day Novem­ber 5 at the Ca­trine Con­ve­nience Store in St Ger­main Street, Ca­trine.

“A re­port will be sent to the Procu­ra­tor Fis­cal.” Senga is be­ing treated at Queen El­iz­a­beth Univer­sity Hos­pi­tal in Glas­gow.

Emer­gency ser­vices were called by a mem­ber of the pub­lic who found poor Senga ly­ing in­jured.

Nor­man Char­ity, 75, said: “Senga is a very nice per­son and noth­ing was too much trou­ble for her. She helped ev­ery­body.”

De­tec­tive Chief In­spec­tor Martin Fer­gus, of the Ma­jor In­ves­ti­ga­tion Team, launched an ap­peal for wit­nesses dur­ing the po­lice probe.

Shock­ing the gro­cers where the raid took place

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