Police: Foreign phone scam warning

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Crimes mar overall peace and a phone scam is causing concern amongst residents and police

Overnight between October 14 and 15, a vehicle caused damage to a fence at Milestone Cottages, Newmarket. Did you see a vehicle cause this damage or do you have any information? Call 101 or Crimestoppers.

About 2pm on October 15 at an address in Bragar, following reports of a disturbance, a 63-year-old female was arrested.

The woman appeared from custody at Stornoway Sheriff Court the following day.

At 11.45pm on October 16, following reports of a disturbance at a property on Sandwick Road, Stornoway, a 25-year-old male was arrested, cautioned, and charged with assault. The man appeared from custody at Stornoway Sheriff Court on October 20.

Overnight between October 16 and 17, there was damage in the form of scratching to a silver Volkswagen Golf outside Ross’s Garage, Caberfeidh Road, Stornoway. Police are appealing for anyone with information to call 101 or Crimestoppers.

At 2.30pm on October 18, following reports of a disturbance at an address in Shawbost, a 69-year-old male was arrested for an alleged domestic assault. The man appeared from custody at Stornoway Sheriff Court, October 19.

At 3pm on October 19, police received reports a man was breaking bail conditions specifying he should not enter the Isle of Lewis. Police attended the Tarbert area and arrested a 38-year-old man for breach of bail conditions. He appeared from custody at Stornoway Sheriff Court on October 20.

APPEAL

Trading standards are aware of telephone calls from outside the UK to Western Isles residents, informing them that a sum of money has been won.

The scammers then ask for a payment to be made at a Paypoint system in order to release the winnings. Police advise not to make any payment, or give out any personal details, and to report the matter to them by dialling 101 or visiting a police station.