Assualt on eight-year-old girl investigated by police

Police Scotland is appealing for information after an eight-year-old girl was punched in an unprovoked attack. The incident happened on Glencairn Road, Dumfries, at about 5.50pm yesterday, Monday, 5 May.

Witness appeal: assault on girl aged eight

Police in Dumfries are investigating an attack on an eight-year-old-girl yesterday evening.

They say two youths carried out an unprovoked assault on the girl as she walked along Glencairn Road.

She was pushed and pulled but not seriously injured.

One of the youths has blonde spiky hair and was wearing a T-shirt with a skull design, the other has dark hair and was wearing a blue hooded top.

Nicola Robison from Police Scotland told ITV about the appeal:

Eight-year-old girl attacked

Police Scotland is appealing for information after an eight-year-old girl was punched in an unprovoked attack.

The incident happened on Glencairn Road, Dumfries, at about 5.50pm yesterday, Monday, 5 May.

Two youths pushed and punched the child as she walked down the street. They ran towards Terregles Road after the attack.

The girl was not seriously injured.

The male youths are described to be in their teens. One had blond spiky hair and was wearing a white T-shirt with a skull design on it. The other had darker hair and was wearing a blue hooded top.

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