Pensioner critical after Fort William ‘chainsaw’ attack

Elderly man seriously injured after attack in Fort William. Picture: Lisa McPhillips/JP
Elderly man seriously injured after attack in Fort William. Picture: Lisa McPhillips/JP
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AN elderly man is in a serious condition in hospital after an attack on a couple in Fort William.

The man, 73, was flown to Glasgow Royal Infirmary following the assault in Glenkingie Street in the Caol area of the Highland town at about 8.30pm on Tuesday.

It is understood the incident involved a chainsaw, according to reports.

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Police said he is in a serious but stable condition while a woman in her sixties was released from Belford Hospital in Fort William after treatment.

A 49-year-old man has been detained in connection with the incident and officers said inquiries are continuing.

A force spokesman said: “Emergency services attended an address at Glenkingie Street in the Caol area of Fort William following a report of a disturbance.

“A 49-year-old man has been reported to the procurator fiscal in connection with a disturbance.

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“The public in the local community are thanked for their patience and understanding whilst the matter was dealt with by officers.”

He added: “A 73-year-old man remains in hospital in a critical, but stable condition.”

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