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Attempted murder court appearance

Two men have appearedin court at Dumfries on charges of attempted murder and robbery following anincident in which a man was assaulted in his own home in the town.

25-year-old George Collins and Stuart McNeillie, 30, both from Dumfries, appeared separately in private before Sheriff Alison Stirling.They were on a petition containing the charges and no plea or declaration was made.

Both were remanded in custody for further examination.

Their appearance comes four days after a man was assaulted in a house in Dalswinton Avenue in the Lochside housing estate.