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Furious NC500 residents slam campervan tourists after ‘attack on locals’



NC500 residents have slammed tourists amid claims of an attack on locals that “could have killed someone”.

Police have now launched a hunt for those involved in the incident which they branded “reckless”.

The attack was allegedly provoked by locals snapping the tourists tent pitched up on the grassCredit: Getty
Ceannabeinne beach is one of the popular stops on the iconic NC500

Cops were alerted by concerned residents after two local motorbike riders were targeted by tourists throwing stones at them as they passed.

The locals were reported to have been riding their motorbikes past the Golden Eagle Zipline car parking area at Ceannabeinne, Durness.

It’s claimed a disgruntled male camper managed to strike one of the motorcyclist’s helmets during the “attack” following a confrontation.

Locals have claimed that the lads were targeted when passing by the occupants of a hire van after snapping photos of tents on the grassy area below on May 28.

They wrote: “To be clear, this was local lads that were attacked when passing by occupants of a hire van after one of the lads took photos of the tents down on the grassy area below.”

Cops yesterday launched a fresh appeal for more information 13 days after the initial incident.

Police Scotland said: “We are appealing for witnesses following a report of a reckless incident at Ceannabeinne, Durness.

“Between 9pm and 10pm on Tuesday 28, May 2024, an unidentified male threw several stones at two members of the public as they rode.”

Residents took to Facebook to criticise the incident.

One local wrote: “That attack could have killed someone. This is outrageous.

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“We need much more of a police presence along the North Coast.

“We have experience some dreadful graffiti at Moine House.

“There is constant illegal overnight parking there. Where is the support for our communities?”

Another added: “This is outrageous”.

It comes after nine motorhome drivers were branded a “damn disgrace” after they were snapped flouting rules.

The campervan drivers were spotted at the gateway to Scotland’s iconic NC500, despite not being on the actual route.

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A local shared an image of the vehicles parked up at Lochaber High School near Fort William.

The drivers were reported to have avoided the caravan park which is right beside the school.

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