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Woman, 85, attacked and robbed in Dumfries

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An 85-year-old woman has been taken to hospital after she was attacked and robbed in Dumfries.

It happened at around 4am on the town's High Street, near to the Midsteeple.

She was knocked to the ground by a man who snatched her bag and fled the scene.

She was treated at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary for head injuries.

After reviewing CCTV footage of the attack, police want to trace the attacker who is said to be approximately 5'5ft tall, wearing dark trousers and white trainers.

"This is a very unusual type of attack to have happened in Dumfries and whilst we know that the streets would have been quiet at this time, we are appealing to the likes of delivery drivers or people going to work to get in touch if they were about the area, saw this man or can help in any way."

Enquiries are in their infancy and further details may be furnished at a later time. Fortunately the woman in this attack was not seriously injured and is recovering from what must have been a horrific ordeal for her."

– Detective Sergeant Graeme Roberston

Anyone who can help should call police on the 101 number.