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Wednesday 2 November 2011

The "Jesus Saves" stone that didn't save a lady driver

A dreadful incident is reported on in the Inverness Courier in which a lady driving on the Nairn to Grantown-on-Spey road was assaulted whilst parked at a stone with the words "Jesus Saves" painted on it. It's not in fact very clear from the report what form the assault took - whether it was theft or for some sexual reason.

I don't drive on that road very often (although the scenery in the area is rather dramatic) and have often noticed the message on the stone - it is indeed something of a 'feature' on this road, so the fact that it makes it into a newspaper report doesn't entirely surprise me. So far as I recall, it is on quite a bendy bit of the road, with no obvious place to park nearby. It is certainly ironic, and I do not wish in any way to minimise the seriousness of what happened to this unfortunate lady, that the message conveyed by the words was not borne out in practice. If anyone has any information about this incident they can contact the police in Nairn on 01667 452222.

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