Fire destroys four caravans

Fire destroyed four caravans at Glenfinart Caravan Park in the early hours of Monday morning (18 April).

Local residents have expressed concern regarding the spate of events at the park over the past months which included a caravan being destroyed by fire in June of last year  and in February of this year armed police raided the site, arresting three people. We understand that the two men and a woman were charged under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.

We are awaiting a response from Dunoon police regarding this latest incident.

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Armed police raid local caravan site

Armed police undertook a major operation this morning near Ardentinny. Some 40-50 officers, including a dog unit and underwater unit descended on Glenfinart Caravan Park at around 10am. The area was also circled by a helicopter.

The main road from Ardentinny to Loch Eck was closed for several hours while police with shields and arms undertook a search of caravans and properties. Several boxes were removed from the site and two women were escorted to a police car.

We understand that a quantity of drugs was recovered and that two men aged 42 and 46 are “assisting officers with enquiries”.

Police could still be seen in the vicinity late this afternoon.

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Ardentinny blaze destroys caravan

The remains of the caravan.

Fire engulfed a mobile home at Glenfinart Caravan Park early on Friday morning. The caravan which we understand was recently up for sale, was completely destroyed.  One local resident said “I was awoken at around 1.30am on Friday morning by a bright light outside the window, I immediately phoned the emergency services, however the fire service had already been alerted. It really looked a ferocious blaze”.

Police were unable to comment.

Thursday morning's blaze could be seen from Ardentinny.

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