The Oban Times - - News -

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.

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