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Man stabbed with a broken bottle

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was attacked with a broken bottle at a music festival in Kirkudbright on Saturday night.

His injuries were not thought to be life threatening.

Police would like to speak to anyone who attended the festival who may have witnessed the incident or who saw anyone leaving the area in a hurry.

– Police Scotland spokesman


Teen seriously injured in Stranraer assault

Police Scotland are appealing for witnesses after a 16-year-old boy suffered serious injuries after an assault in Stranraer.

The incident took place outside the Ryan Centre in the town at around 5.30pm on Monday (27th May).

The teenager was attacked by another man and is being treated for serious facial injuries at Crosshouse Hospital in Kilmarnock.

Police are asking anyone with information to come forward.

Man and woman thrown into river in Carlisle

The police are investigating after a man and woman were pushed into a river in Carlisle.

It happened next to a weir in Melbourne Park. The police say the three men involved in the attack had been drinking in the park.

The man was violently assaulted and suffered facial injuries before being pushed into the water. His partner was also pushed into the river but was uninjured.


Man released in connection with Peebles assault

A 41-year-old man who was arrested in connection with an alleged assault in Peebles has been released without appearing in court.

Lothian and Borders Police said that a male was due to appear from custody today (November 22nd), at Jedburgh Sheriff Court charged with attacking a 52-year-old woman in a shop on Peebles High Street on November 13th.

Aspokesman for the Crown Office said there was no court appearance with the matter still under investigation.

"The Procurator Fiscal at Selkirk received a report concerning a 41 year old male in connection with an alleged incident on November 13 in Peebles."After full and careful consideration of the report by the Procurator Fiscal, the accused was liberated pending further investigations."

– Spokesman, Crown Office

CCTV released of Carlisle assault

CCTV footage of a woman being assaulted in Carlisle on October 28th, has been released by detectives.

The 24-year-old was punched in the head and fell to the ground as she attempted to break up a fight between two men at Court Square in the town.

She suffered a fractured skull and bleeds to the brain, and is still recovering at home.

"“This woman was acting as a peacekeeper and attempted to stop two men from fighting, which I believed showed extreme courage. The CCTV shows how quickly she fell to the ground after being punched and subsequently suffered serious injuries.

“We are particular keen to speak to the witnesses to the incident who clearly assist the victim after the assault and anyone who recognises the man who threw the punch.”

– Detective Constable Steve Whitehead, Cumbria Police

Anyone with any information can contact Carlisle CID on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

The video can be viewed on the Cumbria Police website.

Man charged over Peebles assault

A 41-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with an alleged assault on a woman in Peebles.The 52-year-old was attacked on November 13th when she was working in a shop on the High Street.

The man is scheduled to appear at Selkirk Sheriff Court tomorrow (November 22nd).

Meanwhile, Detectives are continuing to investigate a second report of assault on a 41-year-old woman in Dovecot Road on November 17th.

Lothian and Borders Police are asking anyone with information to come forward.

Those with information can contact Lothian and Borders Police on 0131 311 3131, or the charity Crimestoppers in complete anonymity on 0800 555 111.

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