Police Launch Appeal After Man Struck With Hammer – Dumfries

POLICE officers in Dumfries are investigating after a 27-year-old man was struck by a youth with a hammer outside McDonald’s on Lochside Road in Dumfries.

The incident occurred around 7:45 pm on Wednesday 9th January after the man became involved in a confrontation with a group of approximately 10 youths, aged around 16, outside the premises.

Police are keen to speak to a male youth described as around 5ft 7, skinny build, really short dark hair, spotty complexion, dark hooded top, dark tracksuit bottoms and Nike Air trainers.

The man was not injured as a result of this assault.

Anyone who knows the identity of this youth, or his group of friends or who witnessed this incident should contact Police Scotland on 101 quoting incident 3374 of 9th January 2019.