Highland News article provokes Facebook anger

July 19, 2012 · Filed Under Crime, Nairn 

The Highland News publishes an article about how at a party in Nairn, a 17-year old girl had boiling water poured on her while male friends filmed it: Painter poured boiling water over woman at Nairn party. However, the tone of the piece, which jokes about the action getting the defendant “in hot water” seems […]

Traffic Wardens making town centre No Go area?

February 10, 2012 · Filed Under Crime, Nairn 

Are Northern Constabulary’s latest traffic wardens really trying to make the town centre a no-go area? You might be forgiven for thinking so – it seems they are distributing parking tickets like nobody’s budiness. What’s especially annoying is that in the absence of yellow lines, not all the signs are very clear. On the one […]

Fergus Ewing to take up Swan Man’s case?

April 16, 2011 · Filed Under Crime 

Joe Telfer was astonished when the Sheriff threw out the assault charge, brought after he was pushed into the river last year. The Crown Office regards the sheriff as incompetent in the case – but says there’s nothing they can do about it. Now Fergus Ewing has promised to chase this up. We have a […]

Nairn police station faces reduced hours

October 12, 2010 · Filed Under Crime, Nairn 

The BBC reports on how Northern Constabulary is considering shutting down a number of police stations, and reducing hours worked at a number of others, in order to save money. Nairn police station gets a mention in a list of sites targeted for reduction of hours. Personally, I always find the focus on cost-efficiency with […]

Harbour boats burned

July 30, 2010 · Filed Under Crime, Nairn 

The Gurn covers the story of two boats burned out at the harbour, with original coverage and then a follow-up as they are removed. Normally The Nairnshire Telegraph’s “Cop This” section would be filled with small crimes stories – a broken window, a shoplifted bottle, or similar minor crimes. Someone the potential inclusion of the […]

Body in the River

May 4, 2009 · Filed Under Crime 

Good to see citizen journalism really at work. The Gurn covered the issue of the body found in the Nairn early on Sunday, and covered in detail I couldn’t find anywhere else: Police recover body from River Nairn In fact, aside from the BBC, only the Highland News has expanded on the basic details the […]

Accident tragedy kills Nairn girl

March 31, 2009 · Filed Under Crime, Nairn 

News of the car accident on Marine Road early on Sunday morning is fleshed out as it’s revealed 23-year old Nairn girl, Sarah Miller, was killed. What’s all the more tragic is that the whole incident looks like it could so easily have been avoided – and typically it was the dangerous driver who got […]

Local restuarant in scam warning

January 15, 2009 · Filed Under Crime, Nairn 

Kevin at the Latino restaurant makes the papers after someone tried to pass off a bundle of forged travellers cheques on him for a booking: Scam scandal! “The package arrived containing US $2500. I immediately suspected they were forged. “There was no embossed lettering and I could see there was no watermark so I took […]

Inverness Christmas islands show vandalised

December 24, 2008 · Filed Under Crime, Inverness 

Didn’t even know this was on – and now I’m aware of it, no chance of being able to take the kids to see it: Christmas islands show vandalised A festive lights display on islands on the River Ness near Inverness city centre has been damaged by vandals. Highland Council said more than 10,000 people […]

Boiling water man refused bail

December 23, 2008 · Filed Under Crime, Nairn 

A case we might see more of in the coming weeks: No bail for boiling water assault charge man Raimond Morganti was remanded in custody after appearing in private at Inverness Sheriff Court yesterday. The 42-year-old, of King Street, Nairn, was committed for further examination after he made no plea or declaration to four charges […]

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