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Man in custody over Nairn burning incident

Raigmore Hospital
Image caption The injured man was taken to Raigmore before being transferred to a specialist burns unit in Livingston

A man in his 20s has been taken into custody after a homeless man was found severely burned in Nairn.

Police Scotland said the 34-year-old victim suffered burns on his lower body in the Tower Court area of Nairn at 22:44 on Tuesday.

He was taken to Raigmore Hospital in Inverness before being transferred to a specialist burns unit at St John's Hospital in Livingston.

The injured man has been named locally as James Shaw.

A police spokesman said: "As part of ongoing enquiries into a reported serious assault in Nairn where a 34-year-old man received burns to his lower body, Police Scotland can confirm that a man in his 20s is currently in custody in connection with the incident.

"The injured man remains at St John's Hospital in Livingston where he is reported to be in a stable condition.

"High visibility patrols continue to be carried out in the Nairn area to provide reassurance to members of the public."

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