POLICE are appealing for witnesses following an assault at the taxi rank in Oban’s Station Square in the early hours of last Sunday (July 3).
The incident, at 1.30am, between two or more men, saw a man taken to the hospital with facial injuries.
Anyone with details about the incident should contact police constable Lewis MacIntyre at Oban Police Station on 101, or call into the station on Albany Street.
THE theft of a workman’s tools from under a tarpaulin at a locked worksite on Glengallan Road is being investigated by officers in Oban.
The tools, taken some time between June 23 and 28, are worth more than £500.
Sergeant John Stobo has asked anyone with information to come forward.
He also warned anyone leaving valuable equipment to make sure it was securely locked and stored.
POLICE officers in Oban are warning online shoppers to be extremely careful after a local man was conned out of £5,000 for a motorhome that never existed. Sergeant Stobo said the incident was worrying as a fraud around a bank account meant that to all intents and purposes the situation looked real.
However, an investigation being undertaken by the Police financial fraud department has found irregularities in the so- called seller’s bank account.
Sergeant John Stobo said: ‘People should be very careful about buying anything online. Passing over large amounts of cash without having seen the goods can be potentially very dangerous.’
A COLLISION between a heavy goods vehicle and a passenger bus near to Lochawe on Monday, July 3, shortly after 6.30pm brought traffic to a standstill on the A85.
The coach had 40 passengers who were making their way into town for a night out.
While no one was seriously injured the driver of the bus was taken to hospital.
A report on the driver of the HGV has been made to the procurator fiscal.