New Year fire and sex attack probed

By Neil MacPhail

Published: 02/01/2014

A SPATE of serious New Year incidents – including a sex attack and a house fire – are being investigated by the emergency services.

In Inverness, a fight near the city centre led to a man being admitted to hospital with a serious head injury.

An investigation was launched after fire totally destroyed a remote cottage in the far north. All that remained of the traditional single-storey croft house near Occumster, in Caithness, were the four walls and its chimney-stack.

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