Man charged with murder after death in Dumfries and Galloway

Gary Handling died in hospital after reports of a disturbance. Credit: Scotland Police

A 23-year-old man has been charged with murder following the death of a man in Stranraer. 

Police were called to John Simpson Drive at around 11.40pm on Monday (6 June) after reports that 33-year-old Gary Handling, from the town, had been seriously injured.

He was taken to Galloway Community Hospital by ambulance, but died a short time later.

The incident took place on John Simpson Drive in Stranraer. Credit: Viewer Photo

Mark Allison appeared at Stranraer Sherrif Court on Wednesday (8 June) on four charges including assault and murder.

He made no plea and was remanded in custody.

Police Scotland are reassuring the public that officers are not seeking anyone else in connection with Gary's death.