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GREENOCK MURDER - MAN CHARGED
Greenock Police are keen to speak to anyone who was in the area of Dalrymple Street and Laird Street in the early hours of Tuesday morning (13-3-18) after a 63 year old man died.
Around 1:30am, police were called to an altercation in Dalrymple Street, where the man was found injured.
He was taken to Inverclyde Royal Hospital but passed away a short time later.
The death is being treated as murder.
A 44 year-old man has now been arrested and charged in connection with the death.
He is anticipated to appear at Greenock Sheriff Court on Thursday 15 March 2018.
A 43 year old woman has been arrested and charged with the common assaults of two women aged 21 and 22 and a 22 year-old man and will be reported separately to Procurator Fiscal.
Anyone with any information can contact detectives at Greenock Police Office through 101.
ATTEMPTED MURDER IN DUMBARTON
Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a 36 year-old man was found seriously injured in Cumbrae Cresecent South in Dumbarton early on Saturday morning. (10-3-18)
Around 12:45am in the morning police were called to a report of a man lying injured in a common close following an altercation within a flat.
The man was taken by ambulance to the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley where he is being treated for stab wounds. Hospital staff describe his condition as critical.
Police have confirmed that three men aged 29, 37 and 41 were arrested in connection with the incident and enquiries are continuing.
MAN STABBED IN BONHILL - POLICE HUNT
Police in Clydebank are hunting for a knifeman after a man was attacked within his home in Bonhill Road in Dumbarton on Friday evening (23-2-18).
Around 9pm a man entered the house and attacked the 34 year old man with a knife before running out of the flat.
The victim was taken by ambulance to the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley where he is currently being treated for stab wounds. Hospital staff describe his condition as stable.
The culprit is described as white, 6ft tall and was wearing a blue jumper.
Detective Inspector Scott Hamilton at Clydebank CID said: “Although we are trying to establish a motive for this violent attack we strongly believe that this was not random and that the 34-year-old man was the intended target. Never the less we will not tolerate such acts of violence and will endeavour to trace the person responsible.
“Officers are currently in the vicinity speaking to neighbours and local people in an attempt to gain further information and there will be additional high visibility patrols in the area who I would encourage local residents to speak to if they have any information or concerns.
Anyone who has any information is asked to contact Clydebank CID immediately via 101 quoting incident number 4120 of 23 February 2018.
Alternatively calls can be made to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where anonymity can be maintained.
KILCREGGAN FERRY OPERATOR REPORTED TO PROCURATOR FISCAL
The current operator of the Kilcreggan to Gourock ferry service Clydelink, has been reported to the Procurator Fiscal over its failure to provide a service for 12 days.
The last sailing of the publicly-funded ferry was on Monday 12th February after which the Island Princess was withdrawn from service with electrical problems.
Its contract with Strathclyde Partnership for Transport is due to end in July when new operators Clyde Marine take over the service.
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency confirmed that a report had been sent to the PFs office.
SEARCH CONTINUES FOR MISSING ALEXANDRIA MAN
Police in Alexandria have carried out a stop and speak operation near to the River Leven yesterday (22-2-18) as they continued their search for local man Mark Connolly.
Officers spoke to over 30 members of the public in the vicinity of Alexander Street and India Street to glean more information about Mark's whereabouts.
Mr Connolly was last seen walking towards the River Leven footpath, near to Alexander Street,on Friday 9th February at around 4pm.
Inspector David Quinn of Dumbarton police office appealed for anyone who knew anything about the missing man's whereabouts to contact them on 101.
MAJOR FIRE AT CAMERON HOUSE HOTEL - TWO CONFIRMED DEAD
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All of the Cameron House Hotel and resort on Loch Lomond will be closed "until further notice" following the fire which claimed the lives of two guests.
Simon Midgley and Richard Dyson, who were both from North London, died after the blaze at the luxury hotel early on the morning of the 18th December.
The hotel announced that it will remain closed while investigations into the blaze and the damage caused continue.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has pledged that any lessons which emerge from the probe will be learned.