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Adders spotted on trail in Dumfries and Galloway park

Credit: Kirsty Ingram

Two of the UK's only venomous snakes have been spotted next to a footpath in Dumfries and Galloway.

The adders were pictured on a nature trail near to Gatehouse of Fleet.

Their poison is generally of little danger to humans, although they have been known to bite dogs, often when they are trodden on.

The snakes normally have black/brown zigzag patterns along their backs and a V-shaped marking on the back of the head, growing up to 65cm long.



Missing psychiatric patient found in Scunthorpe

Abdelnabi Alainani Credit: Dumfries and Galloway police

A patient who absconded from a psychiatric hospital in Dumfries and Galloway has been found.

Thirty-year-old Abdelnabi Alainani went missing from Midpark Hospital in Dumfries on Tuesday 20 June. He was traced in Scunthorpe on Saturday.

He is now in the care of Humberside Police and NHS.

Dumfries and Galloway police have thanked members of the public for their help.

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