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Appeal after serious assault in Annan

Police Scotland. Credit: ITV Border

Police Scotland are appealing for information after a man was seriously assaulted in Annan.

The 35-year-old was walking along Scott's Street in the town at around 11pm on Friday 28th October when the incident happened.

He was struck on the head by a man who approached him from behind, before being taken to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary.

He's since been released after receiving treatment.

The man had just left work nearby and was in Scott’s St where he was attacked.

From our enquiries so far, two men were seen running away from Scott's St though Newington Park after the attack. (No description).

Officers are currently checking CCTV in the area and carrying out door to door enquiries, however, I would appeal to anyone who was in the area who may have seen the attack, or who has any information that will assist officers with their investigation, to contact Annan Police Office via 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

– Sergeant Alan Dillon, Annan Police Office


Police name man found dead in Annan

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Police Scotland have confirmed the man found dead at his home in Annan is David Crawford.

The 40-year-old was found in Murray Street on Friday 12th August.

The death is being treated as unexplained but police say there are no suspicious circumstances.

Woman bitten by dog in Annan

Police are appealing for witnesses. Credit: ITV Border

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was bitten on the hand by a dog in Annan.

The 20-year-old woman was walking on Hospital Road when she stopped to speak to another woman with a dog.

The dog bit her on the hand, and its teeth punctured her skin, meaning she had to attend Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary.

The woman who was walking the dog walked away after the incident.

She is described as being in her late 20s/early 30s, 5'4"/5'5" tall, with blond hair which was in a bobble, wearing a grey hooded top and dark coloured leggings. Police would like to speak to her.

The dog is described as a white and tan coloured large Akita type dog.

We have carried out extensive door to door enquiries in Hospital Road and the surrounding streets looking for witnesses to this incident. We appeal to anyone who recognises the description of this dog or the woman who was walking it to get in touch through 101. We also ask the woman herself to come forward in order to clear this matter up.

– Constable Suzanne Paul at Annan


Thousand expected for Annan Riding of the Marches

Annan Riding of the Marches Credit: ITV Border

Thousands of people are expected to turn out in Annan today for the annual Riding of the Marches and parade.

The horses and riders are due to leave the High Street at 7.30am before riding the boundaries of the town, just like generations before them have done.

It's one of the oldest events of its kind and dates back almost 600 years.

In the evening the town will be filled with the sound of drums and bagpipes as marching bands parade through the centre.

Police appeal after man 'spat at' in Eastriggs

Police are appealing for witnesses. Credit: ITV Border

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was spat at during an altercation in the Annan area.

It happened at around 7:30pm on Tuesday 10 May at the junction of Vancouver Road and Annan Road in Eastriggs.

A 49-year-old man came across four men, one of whom approached him and subjected him to a tirade of abuse before spitting on him.

The victim was not injured but was shaken by the incident.

This appeared to be a totally unprovoked verbal assault on this man which also saw him being spat upon.

We have no description of the male who carried out this attack, nor the other three males he was with.

We want anyone who may have been in area of Vancouver Road and Annan Road on Tuesday night to get in touch if they can help us trace the man responsible for this attack.

– Constable Paula Armstrong at Annan

PICTURES: Historical rowing raid begins

A rowing raid, involving St. Ayles rowing skiffs with teams from around Scotland and a group of schoolchildren from Bowness-on-Solway, has begun.

The group are re-enacting while learning more about a historical event, where residents of the Scottish town of Annan rowed over the Solway Firth to steal an English church bell.

READ MORE: Historical rowing raid re-enacted across the Solway Firth

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