Probe after shots fired at Nairn coastguard vehicle

A COASTGUARD vehicle has been damaged after being shot at.

It is believed the Coastguard was fired on with an air rifle. Picture: John Devlin

The 4x4 was travelling on a track near the River Nairn in the Highlands when the incident happened on Sunday.

A post on the Nairn Coastguard Facebook page said it was thought the weapon involved was a .22 air rifle.

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No-one was injured.

A Maritime and Coastguard Agency spokeswoman said: “During a routine exercise the Nairn Coastguard Rescue Team response vehicle was damaged by what appears to be a shot fired from an air rifle or similar.

“Police Scotland are investigating.”