South Scotland

Police appeal after Sanquhar schoolgirl in near miss

Police are hunting the driver of a car which narrowly missed hitting a schoolgirl in Sanqhuar.

The 17-year-old student was crossing the A76, close to the junction to Sanquhar Academy, when the incident happened at 13:15 on Tuesday.

Police Scotland said a blue Vauxhall Corsa almost hit the pedestrian as it was overtaking a silver car while travelling north.

Officers want to speak to the driver of the Corsa, who did not stop.

The man at the wheel of the silver car pulled over and shouted at the girl.

Police have also appealed for witnesses to the incident and for the driver of the silver car to come forward.

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