South Scotland

Girl, 8, punched in Dumfries street attack

Glencairn Road
Image caption The attack on the eight-year-old took place on the town's Glencairn Road

Police have started an investigation after an eight-year-old girl was assaulted in Dumfries.

Officers said the "unprovoked" attack took place in Glencairn Road at about 17:50 on Monday. The girl was pushed and punched.

The two youths involved are described as being male, in their teens.

One had blond spiky hair, wore a white t-shirt with a skull design on it. The second had darker hair and was wearing a blue hooded top.

The youths made off towards Terregles Road after the attack.

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