Deceased victims identified after Inverness attack

Two men were pronounced dead at the scene of a major police incident in Inverness.

Two men who died during an incident in Inverness on Thursday have been formally identified.

Dwayne MacLeay (aged 28) and Gary MacKay (aged 35) were pronounced dead at the scene, when officers and emergency services were called to a property in the Balloan Road area at around 10pm that night.

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Police said both men’s families had been informed, and had released a short statement.

Two men who died during an incident in Inverness on Thursday have been formally identified. (Credit: victims' families)

Mr MacLeay’s family said: “Dwayne was a kind, gentle caring person who would help anybody, he lived to play his guitar and sing. The family requests privacy at this time.”

And the family of Gary MacKay said: “Gary was a dearly beloved son of Gordon and Linda, a brother of Darren and Alan, uncle and a friend to many.

“Gary was known by the nickname 'Chunk' by many and he will be sorely missed by all.

“Gary was a happy and friendly person, his passion was to watch Inverness Caley Thistle, his team who he followed for many years. We have been shocked by the recent events and would ask that our privacy is respected at this difficult time.”

A 23-year-old man has been charged in connection with the two men’s deaths and further injuries caused to a 27 year old female.

He is expected to appear at Inverness Sheriff Court on Monday, 1 June, 2020.

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