Probe in Oban as man, 73, is killed
A suspect has been charged with the murder of a 73-yearold man in Oban, named on Wednesday as Martyn Smith.
Oskars Rancevs appeared in Dumbarton Sheriff Court on Tuesday October 2 where he made no plea.
The 32-year-old was remanded in custody and his case has been continued for further examination.
At around 9.40am on Monday October 1, police were called to a report of an elderly man being assaulted in Columba Court at Dunollie. The man was taken to Lorn and Islands Hospital, where he later died.
Police Inspector Mark Stephen said: ‘I am aware people in Oban are shocked and concerned by what has happened. I would like to reassure people that this is an isolated incident and a man has been arrested and charged in connection with the crime.
‘I can also advise that additional officers have been deployed within the local community and will be on patrol.
‘A post-mortem examination will be carried out to establish a cause of death.’