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Two men arrested after serious assault in Dumfries

A man was attacked near the Burns Statue in the town centre.

Two men have been arrested in connection with a serious assault in Dumfries.

A 20-year-old man was attacked near the Burns Statue in the town centre in the early hours of Saturday morning.

He was taken to Dumfries Royal Infirmary where staff say arrived in a stable condition. Two men aged 20 and 27 have been arrested.

Man in hospital after serious assault in Dumfries

A police investigation is underway after a serious assault in Dumfries hospitalised a man. Credit: ITV Border

A police investigation is underway after a serious assault in Dumfries hospitalised a man.

It happened at 2:20 this morning by the Burns statue in the town centre.

A 20-year-old man was taken to Dumfries Royal Infirmary where he remains in a stable condition.

Police say their enquiries are ongoing.


Break-in at Dumfries cafe

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Cash was stolen during an early morning break-in at a Dumfries cafe.

Noblehill Cafe on Annan Road was targeted at around 4:20am yesterday.

"It appears that only cash has been taken in the raid and we are carrying out door to door enquiries and reviewing CCTV in the area.

"We are keen to hear from anyone who may have any information about the break-in to get in touch with us at Dumfries through 101."

– Constable Alistair Hope, Police Scotland

Closeburn teenager still missing

David has now been missing for four days. Credit: Police Scotland

Police have renewed their appeal to find a teenager who is missing in Dumfries and Galloway.

David Ormerod, 15, was last seen at around midday on Sunday 12 March when he left his home in Closeburn to play rugby in Dumfries.

He is described as 5'10", and of slim build, and has links to Dumfries, Newcastle, Thornhill and Cumbernauld.


Girl 'inappropriately touched' on Dumfries bus

Police are appealing for witnesses. Credit: ITV Border

Police are appealing for witnesses after a teenage girl was inappropriately touched on a bus in Dumfries.

At 6:20pm the 16-year-old boarded the bus at the Loreburn Centre.

A man then got on and sat next to her at the Whitesands, despite there being a large number of empty seats.

He made what is described as inappropriate conversation with her, before touching her inappropriately a number of times before getting off the bus at Beeswing.

Police say the girl was left "shocked and distressed".

He is described as being in his mid 50s, and of medium build, with short grey hair and dark bushy eyebrows, and was unshaven.

He had an unkempt and rough looking appearance with yellow stained fingers and nails.

Anyone with information should contact the police on 101.

Dumfries hosts Synchronised Skating Championships

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Hundreds of synchronised ice-skaters from around the world have been arriving in Dumfries for the Trophy D'Ecosse.

It's the sixth year the championships have been held in the town and will see around 50 teams competing over the weekend.


As well as attracting entries from countries like Canada and France, local skaters are also taking to the ice.

“We have lots of local interest in the Trophy D’Ecosse this year so you never know, we may see someone from Dumfries and Galloway skating at a future Winter Olympics.

" I look forward to strengthening our continued working relationship with the Trophy D’Ecosse and wish all competitors the best of luck in the event.”

– Councillor Ted Thompson, Dumfries and Galloway Council

Entry into Dumfries ice-rink is free of charge for spectators and the competition will continue until Sunday evening.

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