At around 11am on Sunday, 24 October, armed police responded to the report of a serious assault on Winram Place.
A police spokesperson said: “We received a report of the serious assault of a woman within a property on Winram Place in St Andrews around 11:10am on Sunday,”
Additionally, they stated, “The 19-year-old woman has been taken to Ninewells Hospital for treatment.”
The condition of the woman is still unknown at the time of writing.
The incident was followed by a manhunt involving both of Broughty Ferry’s lifeboats. A spokesperson for HM coastguard said, “Both Broughty Ferry lifeboats were launched at 3:38pm to help locate what we were told was a ‘very, very violent’ missing man. The crews were asked to do a shoreline search as it was believed the missing male was in that area.”
In addition to the lifeboats, a police helicopter was seen flying over the town during the search.
The man, reported to be carrying an axe, was eventually apprehended and would later be charged in connection with the incident. A police dog is reported to have been injured during the suspect’s apprehension.
A police spokesperson said. “A 19-year-old man was later traced in connection with the incident.
“He has been arrested and charged in connection with the incident and is due to appear at Dundee Sheriff Court on Monday, 25 October.
“A police dog was injured during the arrest and is receiving treatment at the vet for non-life-threatening injuries.
“As PAVA (an incapacitant spray) was deployed and in line with normal procedure, a referral will be made to the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner.”