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‘No wider threat to the public’ as man (42) is arrested after multiple assaults in Wick


By Niall Harkiss

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A 42-year old man has been arrested in connection two incidents of assault.
A 42-year old man has been arrested in connection two incidents of assault.

Police have confirmed that there is “no wider threat to the public” after a 42-year-old man was arrested in connection with two incidents of assault and robbery in Wick earlier today.

A first incident, reported at around 10am this morning, resulted in a 31-year-old man being taken to Caithness General Hospital for treatment following an assault and robbery in Leishman Avenue, in Wick.

A later incident also took place, where injury was caused to two people, a 32-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman, at a property on Glamis Road.

Police confirmed that the man arrested has been taken to hospital, where he remains.

A statement from Police Scotland said: “Around 10am on Sunday, 19 May, 2024, we received a report a man had been assaulted and robbed in Leishman Avenue, Wick. Emergency services attended, and the 31-year-old man was taken to Caithness General Hospital.

“As officers were responding to that incident, we received a report of a further two people being injured within a property in Glamis Road.

“A 32-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman from within the property were taken to the same hospital.

“Officers remained in attendance, including armed officers, and a 42-year-old man was arrested in connection with both incidents. He has also been taken to hospital, where he remains.

“We understand incidents like this cause concern in the local community, but we would like to reassure everyone this was contained with no wider threat to the public.”




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