FIFTY YEARS AGO Thursday November 16, 1967
Hunt for prowler
CAMPBELTOWN police are anxious to hear from anyone noticing a man behaving suspiciously after dark.
This appeal follows a number of complaints about a prowler, which culminated in an incident in Glenside at 2am on Sunday.
A 71-year-old woman awoke to find a man in her bedroom. A downstairs neighbour heard the woman’s screams and ran upstairs. The intruder escaped, possibly through a window.
The woman was taken to Campbeltown Cottage hospital suffering from severe shock and bruising. She was later described as quite comfortable.
Argyll’s deputy chief constable, Superintendent Robert Law and detective Inspector Cunningham came at once from county headquarters at Lochgilphead to assist investigations.