South Scotland

Dumfries man injured in unprovoked attack

A 42-year-old man suffered facial injuries in an unprovoked attack on a Dumfries street at the weekend, police have said.

The incident happened near the Lockerbie Road and Moffat Road roundabout at about 18:00 on Sunday.

The attacker was described as being about 5ft 8in, of average build and between 20 and 25 years of age, with short brown hair.

Police have appealed for witnesses to the attack to come forward.

They are also seeking information about another incident which occurred nearby a few hours later.

A 40-year-old woman was driving a Citroen C3 along St Mary's Street near the Birkhill Hotel when her path was blocked by a man standing in the roadway.

Shouted abuse

She tried to manoeuvre round the man who became aggressive and started to shout and swear at the driver and kicked her car.

The woman reversed her vehicle away but the man continued to shout abuse until he was pulled away by a second man.

The man is described as being about 5ft 6in tall, of average build, with short, mousey-brown hair, and in his early 20s.

He was wearing jeans and a dark top.

The man who pulled him away was described as being slightly taller, very thin, and was wearing a white or striped tracksuit top.

The woman driver was not injured in the incident but police said she had been left shocked.

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