An estate worker in Scotland has been stabbed while on duty checking for wildfires.
A 57-year-old estate worker was hit over the head and then stabbed as he tied to keep order round his beat at Loch of Clunie near Blairgowrie.
Jimmy McLean, fearful of campers starting wild fires at the well- known beauty spot, had been on patrol when he was set-up at around 3.30am on Sunday morning.
It is believed three men were involved and police investigations are ongoing.
Locals have estimated over 100 cars and as many as 400 people were in the area despite police efforts to move them on.
By good luck the stab wound missed Mr McLean’s vital organs and he is expected to make a slow recovery from what was a horrendous attack.
It comes as farmers all over Scotland were left to clear up the mess after the countryside was inundated with visitors determined to bend the lockdown relaxations to the extreme.
With car parks and toilets at beauty spots still closed gateways and farmland ended up strewn with rubbish and worse.