POLICE officers in Dumfries are appealing for witnesses following an assault that took place at Burns Statue in the town.

The attack took place around 5:15 pm on Monday 10th September 2018, while the victim, a 26-year-old woman, was waiting on a bus. The assault only stopped when another woman intervened and told the suspect to leave the victim alone.

The suspect is described as, early 20’s, 5ft 8″, medium build with long straightened blonde hair and was wearing a black Stone Island jacket, dark jeans and black and white trainers.

The victim later attended Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary and was found to have minor injuries.

Police Constable Martyn McQuillan, based in Dumfries said “This assault took place at one of the busiest parts of Dumfries and I would appeal for anyone that witnessed it come forward and speak to Police. I am particularly keen to hear from the woman who intervened and stopped the assault.
At this time, the motive for the attack is unknown, however, we know the attacker called the victim by the wrong name and as such, it may be a case of mistaken identity. We will be reviewing CCTV in the area however anyone that can help should contact Police Scotland on 101.”


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