Councillor Alastair Majury on Man with Sword/Dwelling Fire — Charles Street in Dunblane
Dunblane experienced a couple of serious incidents last week, starting on Thursday (5th December) afternoon when a man was spotted carrying a sword on Perth road near the Tennis courts. Police informed local businesses so that they could keep their staff and customers safe, the man is believed to have entered the Tesco store in Dunblane with his sword and after he left Tesco evacuated the store. Whilst the police were contacting local licenced premises, the staff at the Tappit Hen advised police that the man had tried to enter there. A noticeable police presence then attended the area and were able to pick up the man who was detained in custody until the following day.
Then on Friday evening there was a fire at a flat in the Cathedral city’s Charles Street. The occupier was not present and the other three properties were evacuated, the cause of the fire is believed to have been deliberate. The fire did not spread beyond the one property, however the residents of the three other flats within the block have been rehoused until the safety of the building can be assessed by Stirling Council. The police have tasked officers with undertaking additional patrols in the area to offer the public reassurance. The police are asking anyone who was in the area, and witnessed anything suspicious, should call 101, quoting 3455 of 6 Dec 2019.
Local resident and Dunblane and Bridge of Allan Councillor Alastair Majury said:
“Dunblane is normally such a quiet place so I was shocked to learn of either incident, never mind that both happened in relatively close succession. The police do a very difficult job and I am glad that they were able to detain the individual described as having a sword, and are reassuring the public about the fire. I would like to thank the police, local businesses, and everyone involved in keeping the people of Dunblane safe. If anyone knows anything about the fire in Charles street I would urge them to call either the police on 101 or if they prefer anonymously calling Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.”
Alastair Majury resides locally in the historic Scottish city of Dunblane, and is a Principal Consultant and a Senior Regulatory Business Analyst working across the country. Alastair Majury also serves on the local council (Stirling Council) as Councillor Alastair Majury where he represents the ward of Dunblane and Bridge of Allan, topping the poll.