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Man critical after incident in Dumfries town centre

A man's fighting for his life in hospital after being injured in an incident in Dumfries.

The 44 year old suffered serious head injuries and his condition is described as 'critical' by doctors at the hospital in Edinburgh were he is being treated.

Police were called at around 01:15am today to a report of a serious assault on a man following a disturbance in Queensberry Street, Dumfries.

He was taken by ambulance to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary but later transferred to the Western General Infirmary in Edinburgh.

Detectives in Dumfries are continuing enquiries and appealing for information.

Our investigation is ongoing to establish the circumstances surrounding this incident and officers are currently carrying out door to door enquiries and studying CCTV footage to gather more information on this incident and whoever is responsible.

Officers are following a number of lines of enquiry and I would urge anyone who witnessed this incident take place, or who has any information that may assist our investigation to contact Police Scotland on 101.

– Det Chief Insp Colin Burnie from Dumfries and Galloway Division

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Weather: Today

Credit: Anne Hopper

A chilly start to a mostly dry and bright Friday, although some heavy showers will spread eastwards through the day.

Feeling pleasant in any sunshine before turning cloudy this afternoon.

Maximum Temperature 17°C.

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Weather: Friday

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Rather cloudy through the day with scattered showers and longer spells of rain.

There will be some drier and sunnier intervals, these most likely in more sheltered southern and eastern parts of the region.

Maximum Temperature 17°C.

Weather: Update

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Fine and dry this evening with some late sunshine.

Patchy cloud will arrive from the west during the night, bringing some fairly isolated showers.

Where clear skies persist, it will turn rather chilly for the time of year.

Minimum Temperature 6°C.

Fish producer 'vulnerable' due to Calais crisis

Lorries parked as part of Operation Stack on the M20 southbound (left hand side) near Ashford, Kent Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The Managing Director of a Seafood producer in the Scottish Borders says they've been left vulnerable by travel problems around the Channel Tunnel.

James Cook from Eyemouth based DR Collin and Sons says the company has been badly affected as their produce is not getting to customers on time.

Some of his drivers have spent hours waiting in traffic to get to Calais.

We sell high value premium quality, and we are finding it’s missing markets, customers are walking away from orders, cutting orders, leaving us with the product, so we are then having to discount quite heavily just to find a sale, otherwise we would have to pay just to have the product removed and destroyed so we are in very exposed and tenuous position here and we feel very vulnerable to all the problems that are being inflicted upon us."

– James Cook, Managing Director, DR Collin and Sons
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