Woman in critical condition after attempted murder in Dumfries

An attempted murder investigation is underway in Dumfries after two women were hit by a car, leaving one in hospital with life threatening injuries. 

The incident happened on the Whitesands at around 8:15pm on Wednesday 12 May.

A 45-year-old woman was taken to the Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary with life-threatening injuries. Police say she remains in a critical condition.

A second woman, who is 26, was also hit but did not sustain any serious injuries.

The area has been cordoned off since last night. Credit: ITV Border

Police have confirmed that a 35-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident.

The area has been cordoned off since last night. All day today, specialist officers have been assessing the scene, looking at potential evidence on the ground. 

An investigation is underway and anyone with information or dash-cam footage that could help with enquires is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101.

More details to follow.