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Police hunt three men after unprovoked attacks in Dumfries

Stakeford Street, Dumfries, where the attacks took place Photo: Google Street View

Officers in Dumfries are looking to identify three men following what they say are two unprovoked assaults in the town late on Saturday night.

Around 9.30pm on Saturday 13 October, a 54-year-old man was attacked in Stakeford Street. He sustained head injuries.

This second victim was a 56-year-old man who received cuts and bruising to his face.

He was found at 11.15, close to the area of the first attack.

The two attacks are believed to be linked to the same group.

"We want to hear from anyone who may have seen, or can help us identify these three men. The victims in both cases were subjected to sustained and unprovoked attacks and the consequences could have been so much worse. Anyone who has any information which might help in this enquiry is asked to call us at Dumfries on the 101 number, quoting the reference number 4218 of 14/10."

– Constable Kelly Douglas

Police Scotland have released the following descriptions:

(1) in his 20s, skinny build, gaunt face, about 5' 10" tall, had receding blonde hair and was wearing a navy tracksuit with an orange stripe round the collar.

(2) in his early 20s, skinny build, about 5'10" tall and was wearing a grey hooded top.

(3) about 23/23 years old, stocky/muscular build, short brown hair, had facial hair and was wearing a black jacket, t-shirt and jeans.