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18-year-old arrested over serious assault in Annan

The assault happened in the car park of Springbells Road Credit: ITV Border

An 18-year-old man from Lockerbie has been arrested in connection with a serious assault on a 16-year-old man in Annan.

The incident happened on the night of Saturday 9 December, where the 16-year-old was attacked by a group of four males. He was treated at the Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary after suffering serious facial injuries.

A report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.

30-year-old man arrested on suspicion of modern slavery

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A 30-year-old man from Annan has been arrested on suspicion of modern slavery offences, after police found five foreign men on a fishing boat in Portsmouth.

Officers located the men at Camber Dock on East Street at around 3.30pm on Thursday 7 December.

The man, from Annan in Dumfries and Gallaway, is currently being questioned by police.

Five men aged between 35 and 46 were taken to a place of safety and have been formally referred to the National Crime Agency as victims of modern slavery.

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Fire destroys house in Annan

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A fire has destroyed a house in Annan during the early hours of this morning.

Police officers are working with the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service to find the cause of the incident at the house in Northfield Park.

A vehicle parked in front of the house was found alight at around 12.15am and the fire quickly spread to the property.

No one was injured in the blaze.

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Hundreds of litres of heating fuel stolen in Annan

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Around 700 litres of heating fuel, costing around £350, have been stolen from a tank in Annan.

The incident happened sometime between Wednesday 11 and Friday 20 October in the Howcreek area of Cummertrees.

Police Scotland said:

This theft has happened in a rural part of our beat and as such we want to hear from anyone in the Cummertrees area who may have seen anything suspicious over the past few weeks.

We are keen to hear about any strange callers to isolated premises, or strange vehicles going about the area."

– Constable Tammy Smith

Anyone with information should call 101.

Police identify woman killed in serious house fire

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Police have named the woman who died in a serious house fire in Annan as Andrea Aitken.

The 46-year-old died at a semi-detached property in Addison Place in the early hours of Friday 11 August.

Andrea was rescued from the house by firefighters, but died at the scene.

Her relatives have been informed.

Investigations into the cause of the fire have established there were no suspicious circumstances.

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