Police have launched a manhunt for a father and son in connection with a car fire in Inverness in which a couple in their 60s suffered serious burns.
The public are being asked to help find Donald Stewart Snr, 47, and 24-year-old Donald Stewart Jnr – but detectives have warned no one to approach them.
Police said both men urgently require to be traced in order to assist officers with their investigations into the daylight incident on Sunday, August 19.
It relates to a car fire at the Longman Caravan Park in which Martha and George Stewart, from Elgin and aged 67 and 61, were taken to hospital with burns.
The incident was said to have left the traveller community disgusted.
In an unusual move, the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service considered and approved the appeal to be issued by police.
The father and son are primarily based in the Highland and Moray areas. However, it is believed they may also travel further through Scotland and the wider UK.
Donald Stewart Snr is described as being white European, approximately 5ft 11in tall, with fair/blonde hair cut very short. He has tattoos on his right arm including ‘Kelly,’ a heart scroll and an image of a devil.
Donald Stewart Jnr is described as having fair/red hair, a thin build and psoriasis patches on his face.
Both are known as by the nickname “Blocker”.
Detective Inspector Eddie Ross said: “Significant police enquiries have been carried out in relation to this incident and in an effort to trace the two men.
“I would ask people not approach either man if you believe you have seen them. Instead please call Police Scotland as soon as you can.”
As well as making the appeal, police also issued photographs of both men and CCTV images.
The force is also appealing to anyone with information about the incident to contact them on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.