Two men are in hospital with serious injuries following an 'incident' in Carrutherstown, Dumfries.
Officers were called at 6.03am to reports of the casualties, who have been taken to Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary.
Police have cordoned off the village while they follow a 'positive line of inquiry'.
No further details have been given. Updates to follow.
Figures show that 93% of us live within one mile of a post office, but what percentage of us could name our postmaster or mistress?
The people of Carrutherstown would probably have no troubles naming theirs because Ada Harkness is known to just about everyone - and for good reason too.
Lori Carnochan explains.