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Appeal to taxi drivers after man attacked on Dumfries doorstep

Goldie Avenue Image copyright Google
Image caption The man was attacked on the doorstep of his home in Goldie Avenue

Detectives investigating the serious assault of a man on his doorstep are appealing to two taxi drivers to contact them.

The 60-year-old was confronted by the attacker at his home in Goldie Avenue, Dumfries, at about 21:10 on Friday.

Police said inquiries had revealed that two light-coloured taxis were seen driving along Goldie Avenue, between the hours of 21:00 and 21:10.

Officers believe the taxi drivers may have seen the suspect.

He was about 6ft tall and had a muscular, athletic build and was wearing dark clothes.

The victim did not need hospital treatment. Police said there was no known motive for the attack.

Officers have been carrying out door-to-door inquiries and are checking CCTV footage.

Anyone with information about the assault should contact police.

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