FOUR men have appeared in court in connection with a series of alleged incidents in Arrochar on Saturday night.

Alexander Donaghy, Kenneth Macrae, Dylan Roy and James Roy, all from Glasgow, were brought from custody to Dumbarton Sheriff Court on Monday.

All four made no plea, and the cases were continued for further examination.

Donaghy, 23, Dylan Roy, 22, and 45-year-old James Roy were remanded in custody until their next court appearance, while 22-year-old Macrae was released on bail.

The four men all face charges of assault to injury and robbery and of behaving in a threatening or abusive manner likely to cause fear or alarm.

James Roy faces two further charges alleging that he stole a motor vehicle and that he committed an offence while on bail.

Police said they received a report at 9pm on Saturday alleging that a 59-year-old man had been robbed in the village’s Main Street.

Officers attended and found that the man was suffering from head injuries which later required treatment at hospital.

Shortly after, police received a report of a disturbance outside the Ben Arthur Bothy in the centre of the village, during which a car, which had been reported stolen from Partick earlier in the week, was allegedly crashed into a wall.

A further incident was reported in the Succoth area of Arrochar of an alleged attempted housebreaking on the same night.

Ronnie Ross from Arrochar, Tarbet and Ardlui Community Council said: “This beautiful part of rural Argyll is still a safe place to live and enjoy.

“The swift response of Police Scotland and its police officers is to be commended resulting in the quick apprehension of those allegedly involved.

“I’m sure the community and all concerned are thankful to the attending officers and for the successful outcome to an unusual set of events.

“I would like to take this opportunity to remind our community to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities in an effort to assist Police Scotland in their efforts to reduce crime and criminal behaviour.”

The four men charged in connection with the alleged incidents are expected to make a second court appearance within the next week.