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15-year-old assaulted in Dumfries

The assault took place at around 9.15pm on Saturday 5 August Credit: PA

Police officers in Dumfries are seeking witnesses to an assault which took place at around 9.15pm on Saturday 5 August 2017 on the roadway between Kingholm Quay and Dumfries near to the Skate park.

At that time a 15-year-old was walking back towards Dumfries with a group of friends when he was spoken to by two people in a silver car. The driver of the car was a woman and a man was front seat passenger.

Without warning the man allegedly leaned out the car window and punched the victim in the face. The victim ran off however required treatment at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary for his injuries.

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Woman and dog trapped in mud

A woman and her dog have been rescued after getting trapped in mud in marshland near Dumfries.

Firefighters used specialist equipment to get pull them free after they'd become stuck at Kingholm Quay.

The woman was in mud up to her waist and the dog was up to its neck.

Fire bosses are urging members of the public to keep pets on leads when they are near water and not to try to rescue animals themeslves which may have become trapped in mud.