A WEEKEND of major incidents in Oban,Lorn and the Isles saw Oban Police call on help from multiple specialist police teams.
In what was one of the busiest weekends for the local police this year,no fewer than 10 expert teams were called in from the central belt to assist Oban-based officers.
On top of busy community events,such as The Big Strip,the Keyline Cup and the Taynuilt Highland Games,a number of road traffic incidents,sudden deaths and a crackdown on drugs coming into the area put an unusually high demand on the local police force.
Chief inspector Auld said:‘The past weekend has been particularly demanding and challenging for my team. Tragically,we have seen the untimely and heartbreaking deaths of a young man with a young family in Mull and an unidentified male,whose body was discovered in the waters off Lismore.
‘The thoughts of my staff are with those who have suffered great loss. In managing these many challenges,my team have been supported by a number of specialists,in a number of disciplines,in keeping the people we serve safe.’
For more on this story see The Oban Times July 19,2012 or online from the same date.