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Fraud duped by Facebook ‘friend’
About 11am on Monday January 6, police received a report of a banking fraud where an Oban woman was befriended by someone on Facebook and duped into transferring a sum of money to a fraudulent bank account.
Members of the public are reminded to be cautious about all online interactions with people you don’t know in real life. If asked to transfer money, be very wary and seek advice from bank staff or police.
Drink driving allegation
About 4.45am on Saturday January 11, officers came across a road crash on the A828 near to Appin. Enquiries at the scene revealed the driver, a woman, 19, had allegedly been driving under the influence of alcohol, with no insurance and with no licence. The woman was arrested and charged and a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.
About 2.20am on Sunday January 12, in Stevenson Street, Oban, a man, 54, was arrested for allegedly behaving in an abusive manner. The man charged and issued with a Recorded Police Warning.
Investigation into air gun shooting
Between December 24 and 25, a domestic cat was injured in Rockfield Road, Tobermory, Isle of Mull. Subsequent examination by a vet confirmed that the cat had been shot by an air gun or similar weapon. For more on this story, turn to page five.
If any member of the public has information in relation to the above, or to any incident, they can contact their local Police Station on telephone number 101, or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.