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Funding available for D&G parks

Agnew Park, Stranraer Credit: Visit Scotland

£500,000 of funding is set to go towards parks in Dumfries and Galloway, and members of the public have been invited to share their views on which parks the money should be used on.

Dumfries & Galloway council say the money will be put towards making parks in Annan, Dumfries and Stranraer more accessible, especially for children and people with disabilities.

Suggestions and feedback are being taken here.

It is vital we provide accessible and modern play areas for the children of the region. This money will be spent on upgrading parks in 3 of our main towns in the region, but we need your input to tell us where you’d like the money allocated to. We have some beautiful parks throughout Dumfries and Galloway, and this funding will allow us to improve and replace equipment to make the play parks accessible, compliant and fun for children. Please take 2 minutes to complete the survey online, or pop into one of our facilities to pick up a hard copy.

– Councillor Andy Ferguson, Chairman of the Council’s Communities Committee

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Teenager arrested after Annan road crash

The crash happened on Monday. Credit: ITV Border

Police have arrested a teenager in connection with a serious road accident in Dumfries and Galloway.

The accident, which happened in Standalane, Annan, involved a red VW Golf and a silver Nissan Almera on Monday, 13 March.

Police Scotland said they have arrested a 17-year old man following the accident.

A report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.

Three injured after Annan hit and run

The fire station in Annan. Credit: Google Street View.

Three people have been taken to hospital with serious injuries after a hit and run incident in Annan.

The collision involved two vehicles, a red VW Golf and a Silver Nissan Almera, and happened at around 5:49am today, on Standalane near Annan fire station.

Following the crash, the three occupants of the Nissan Almera were taken to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary with serious injuries.

The driver of the red VW Golf ran off from the scene and is described as being in his early 20s, 5'10" and wearing grey clothing.

We would like to hear from any witnesses who were at the scene when the collision happened or seen anyone running away from the scene.

This was a fairly large impact and it may be the driver who ran off has some new injuries, anyone with any information which might help should call us at Annan on 101.

– Constable James Tweedie

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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
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