South Scotland

Two men arrested after serious assault in Dumfries centre

Police cordon around Burns Statue
Image caption Part of Dumfries high street was cordoned off by police tape earlier

Two men have been arrested in connection with a serious assault on a man in Dumfries town centre.

The 20-year-old was attacked near the Burns statue on the High Street at about 02:20.

He was taken by ambulance to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary, where staff said his condition was stable.

Police said two men aged 20 and 27 have been arrested in connection with the incident and a report would be sent to the procurator fiscal.

A large section of the area around the Burns statue was cordoned off earlier while police investigated the assault.

Image caption The man was assaulted near the Burns statue in Dumfries

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