Police probe break-in and theft at Bute cottage

Police say there is no evidence to suggest the incident was because of the attacks in Paris
Police say there is no evidence to suggest the incident was because of the attacks in Paris

Police are appealing for information after a remote cottage near Kingarth at the south end of Bute was broken into and a quantity of jewellery stolen from inside.

The burglary happened between 11am and 1.30pm on Thursday, November 12, and police are keen to hear from anyone who saw any suspicious activity in the vicinity of Piperhall, Bruchag and the Kingarth war memorial around that time.

The victim of the theft, Alastair Robertson, told The Buteman: “Nothing was taken apart from my late wife’s jewellery, which is clearly of great sentimental value.

“The location makes it look to me like there was some knowledge of the area involved.

“The first thing I felt was annoyed at myself. Many people, especially at the south end of the island, tell me they don’t lock their doors - you just don’t think anybody’s going to break in.”

Anyone with information which might lead to those responsible being traced and the items recovered should dial 101 and ask for Rothesay police office.