Tuesday, 4 Oct 2022

'One dead & three injured' in Dornie & Isle of Skye after 'shooting & stabbing' incidents | The Sun

ONE person is feared dead and three others have been injured after suspected shooting and stabbing incidents on the Isle of Skye and nearby villages.

Several police vehicles raced to the iconic Scottish island and the Dornie area, near to the historic Eilean Donan Castle, after the alarm was raised this morning.


Multiple police helicopters and ambulance crews were also reported in the area in response to the suspected firearms incidents, which police say are linked.

The response was sparked after a woman was found injured at a property in the Tarskavaig area on Skye around 9am.

One patient was airlifted to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow, while two others were taken by helicopter to Raigmore Hospital in Inverness.

A fourth person is being treated at Broadford Hospital on Skye.

Many locals posted in social media groups and community pages about the heavy police presence as emergency services rushed to the scene.

Officers have confirmed that a man has been arrested in connection with the alleged incidents.

Police have also said they believe the incident has been contained and there is no threat to the wider public.

But local MP Ian Blackford – who lives on Skye – said: "This is dreadful and shocking news – especially for a place like Skye and Lochalsh.

"I have been told that there is one fatality and three injured.

"I want to pay tribute to the emergency services, including the police and Scottish Ambulance Service, as well as the local authority. I understand the situation is under control."

SNP Westminster leader Mr Blackford, who represents Ross, Skye and Lochaber, added: "This is a very sad day.

"It is very concerning news and my thoughts are with all those affected. As more details come to light, the response of the emergency services seems to have stopped this incident spreading even further than it did. Thank you for the work that you do."

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Speaking to the Scottish Sun, Mr Blackford added: "I'm immensely grateful for the response of the emergency services.

"I have spoken to the NHS and police and it's now, rightly, for police to carry out their inquiries."

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "We were made aware of a woman injured at a property in the Tarskavaig area on Skye shortly before 9am on Wednesday.

"Police are also attending two further incidents in Teangue on Skye and Dornie which are being linked.

"A 39-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incidents."

A Scottish Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We received a call at 9.02am to attend an incident in Tarskavaig, Skye. 

“We also attended two further incidents in Teangue on Skye and Dornie.

Multiple ambulances, air ambulances, a special operations response team (SORT) and an emergency medical retrieval service (EMRS) team attended the scenes. 

“Four patients were transported to hospital: two to Raigmore Hospital, one to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital and one to Broadford Hospital.”

A Scottish Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We received a call at 9.02am to attend an incident in Tarskavaig, Skye. 

“We also attended two further incidents in Teangue on Skye and Dornie.

Multiple ambulances, air ambulances, a special operations response team (SORT) and an emergency medical retrieval service (EMRS) team attended the scenes. 

“Four patients were transported to hospital: two to Raigmore Hospital, one to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital and one to Broadford Hospital.”

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