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UPDATE: Serious assault victim 'stable' in hospital with 'non-life threatening injuries'

By Philip Murray

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Picture: James Mackenzie.
Picture: James Mackenzie.

The victim of a serious assault which sparked a large police presence in Inverness is "stable" in hospital with "non-life threatening injuries", officers have confirmed.

Police were scrambled to Gilbert Street in the city at around 2.25pm on Monday to reports of a serious assault.

The street was cordoned off and a large number of police vehicles and officers could be seen at the site. Witnesses also reported seeing a number of police dogs in the nearby area.

At the time, police confirmed that a man had been taken to Raigmore Hospital for treatment but did not elaborate further.

But in an update on Tuesday morning, officers released more details about the victim and his condition.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “We were made aware of a man having been seriously assaulted around 2.25pm on Monday, January 15 in the Gilbert Street area of Inverness.

“The 29-year-old was taken to Raigmore Hospital for treatment to serious but non-life threatening injuries. His condition is described as stable.

“Enquiries into the incident are ongoing and anyone with information can call 101, quoting incident number 1695 of January 15.”

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