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Police probe into 'unprovoked' attack

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Police are investigating what they say is an unprovoked attack on a man outside his own home.

It happened in the early hours of Saturday morning at Kettleholm near Lockerbie.

The 41-year-old was left with grazes and bruising after two men punched and kicked him to the ground.

"The victim is unable to describe his attackers, other than he thinks they were male, and that one spoke with a Scottish accent. This appears to be a totally unprovoked attack on the victim.

"We are keen to hear from anyone who may have been on the B723 road between Lockerbie and Kettleholm in the early hours of Saturday. We would like to hear about any vehicles which might have been seen in suspicious circumstances, perhaps stopped at the side of the road or even speeding in that area."

– PC Lee Barnfather, Police Scotland

Anyone with information should contact Police Scotland on 101.

Man charged with grievous bodily harm following Whitehaven assault

The assault happened opposite the Whittington Cat pub. Credit: Google Maps

A 34-year-old man has been charged with grievous bodily harm, following an assault in Whitehaven which left a man with serious head injuries.

Paul Gunn, from Thornfield Close in Cleator Moor, was charged on Wednesday 15 August.

The assault happened around 12am on Tuesday 14 August, opposite the Whittington Cat pub on Lowther Street.

Gunn is due to appear at Carlisle Crown Court on 17 September 2018.

The injured man remains in hospital in a critical but stable condition.

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Man suffers serious head injury after Whitehaven assault

The assault happened opposite the Whittington Cat pub. Credit: Google Maps

Cumbria Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious assault in Whitehaven, which has left a 37-year-old man with life-threatening injuries.

The assault happened around 12am on Tuesday 14 August, opposite the Whittington Cat pub on Lowther Street.

The man, from Whitehaven, suffered a serious head injury after being punched and falling to the ground.

Officers attended the scene and arrested a 34-year-old man from Cleator Moor on suspicion of grievous bodily harm.

The injured man was taken to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle but has since been transferred to the RVI at Newcastle.

His condition is critical but stable.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101.

The injuries suffered in this assault are extremely serious. It is important that anyone who witnessed what happened and has yet to come forward does so immediately.

We are also particularly keen to hear from anyone who drives a vehicle with a dash-cam and who was in the area at the time. The footage they have could be extremely important to our investigation.”

– Detective Inspector Matt Scott
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