Man held for Senga attack
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