Woman charged over rare car crime

The Oban Times - - News -

A DAY of good fun and sports­man­ship ended in po­lice be­ing called when a young woman from Iona was cau­tioned for al­legedly tak­ing a car with­out the per­mis­sion and crash­ing it into an­other car caus­ing dam­age.

It is the first crime of its type on the holy is­land that any­one The Oban Times spoke to can re­mem­ber. Po­lice Scot­land con­firmed it had no knowl­edge of any pre­vi­ous car crime on the is­land.

Po­lice Scot­land said a lux­ury pick-up car was taken from the top of the jetty, in the vil­lage cen­tre, and was found close to where it had been parked, with the dam­age vis­i­ble on the car.

Po­lice were called and wit­ness state­ments were taken on the is­land.

A 23-year- old woman was cau­tioned and charged by po­lice of­fi­cers on Tues­day June 28.

She has been re­ported to the procu­ra­tor fis­cal on three charges – tak­ing the car with­out the con­sent of the owner, driv­ing a mo­tor ve­hi­cle with­out in­surance and fail­ing to re­port the in­ci­dent to po­lice.

The in­ci­dent hap­pened overnight be­tween June 18 and 19 on the day of the an­nual Iona foot­ball com­pe­ti­tion.

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