Man arrested after fishing boat stabbing in Highlands

Emergency services were alerted to a disturbance on board the trawler at Scrabster Harbour. Picture: Wikimedia Commons
Emergency services were alerted to a disturbance on board the trawler at Scrabster Harbour. Picture: Wikimedia Commons
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An arrest has been made after a man was stabbed on a fishing boat in the Highlands.

The incident happened after midnight on Tuesday during a disturbance on board a vessel berthed at Scrabster harbour near Thurso.

A 45-year-old suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries which required treatment at Caithness General Hospital, Wick.

Police Scotland have arrested a 45-year-old man in connection with the incident.

Officers said initial enquiries suggest it is a contained incident and there was no wider risk to the general public.