MSM make the following story sound like it took place in a holiday park. Particularly this article from the local rag
IT IS NOT a caravan park!
above screenshot from google maps. taken standing here
21st August 2018
A couple were rammed into a ditch by attackers armed with axes who then set fire to their car while they were still inside.
George Stewart, 67, suffered severe burns and will be disfigured for life while his wife Martha, 61, needed nine stitches in her face after the horrendous attack at a caravan park in Inverness, Scotland.
Both were dragged from the burning Citroen they had got into in an attempt to escape a group of six men armed with pickaxes and Stanley knives.
Family members say the couple’s car was rammed down an embankment before being doused in petrol and set alight as they tried to leave the site at about 10.30am on Sunday.
They are now being treated at Raigmore Hospital in Inverness. A granddaughter of the couple, who asked not to be named, said the attack was due to ‘a family feud that’s been going on for years’.
George and Martha were with their son as they tried to drive away from Longman Park, a council-run caravan site for Gypsies and Travellers.
‘We’re just so shocked, the whole family is traumatised,’ the granddaughter said. ‘We don’t know how we’re ever going to recover. My grandad is very well-known in the Traveller community and he’s respected by everybody. The people who did this have disfigured him for life. His hair is burned, he’s burned all down his head and back. They poured petrol in through the window and tried to burn all three of them alive.’
She said trouble flared when her dad, 44, became involved in a fight, and George and Martha tried to intervene.
Another relative, who was at the scene and did not want to be named, said: ‘George was burning and I had to rip his clothes off him and throw him on the ground to put out the flames. They could have been killed. The doctors said that at their age, injuries like those can be life-threatening. I’ve never come across anything like this in my life.’
Police Scotland confirmed it is investigating the incident but so far no arrests have been made.
A spokesman said: ‘Police in Inverness were made aware of a disturbance in the Longman Caravan Park area of the city shortly after 10.30am on Sunday, August 19. As a result of the incident a man (67) and a woman (61) suffered injuries which required treatment at Raigmore Hospital. These injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service also attended at the scene to extinguish a vehicle which had been found alight at the site.’
Detective Inspector Eddie Ross added: ‘Our enquiries into this incident are ongoing and officers are currently following a positive line of enquiry. ‘Our initial enquiries suggest that this was a contained incident and there was no wider risk to the public.’
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting incident number NN9222/18 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
- Man and woman injured at caravan site in Inverness
- Martha George Stewart Longman caravan park Inverness attack fire
- OAP ‘disfigured for life’ after gang of thugs trapped him in car with wife