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Man seriously hurt in disturbance during Dumfries festival

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Image caption The incident happened in the Mill Green area during the annual Guid Nychburris parade

A man has been seriously injured when violence flared during a town's annual summer celebrations.

The incident happened around the time of the annual Guid Nychburris parade in Dumfries on Saturday.

A 21-year-old man suffered bruising to his face and a cut to his back in the attack in the Mill Green area at about 17:40.

Police said the incident involved two groups of youths, and two other people suffered minor injuries.

'Very busy'

A statement said that a "large number" of people had been involved in the fracas.

Det Con Paul Steele said: "The town was very busy around this time with the Guid Nychburris celebrations in full swing.

"We want to hear from anyone who may have witnessed what was a serious disturbance on the Mill Green at this time involving up to eight to 10 youths, all of whom appeared to be in their mid-teens and were wearing casual sports type clothing."

Anyone with information has been asked to contact police.

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