Wo­man at­tacked

Dumfries & Galloway Standard - - NEWS -

A wo­man was at­tacked by an­other fe­male as she waited for a bus in Dum­fries just af­ter 5pm on Mon­day.

Po­lice are ap­peal­ing for wit­nesses to the as­sault, which took place at Burns Statue in the town.

The at­tack only stopped when an­other wo­man in­ter­vened and told the sus­pect to leave the vic­tim alone.

The 26-year-old who was set upon, needed treat­ment for mi­nor in­juries at Dum­fries In­fir­mary.

Po­lice Con­sta­ble Mar­tyn McQuil­lan said: “This as­sault took place at one of the busiest parts of Dum­fries and I would ap­peal for any­one that wit­nessed it to 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.”

He said they will be re­view­ing CCTV in a bid to catch the sus­pect, who is de­scribed as be­ing in her early 20s, five feet eight inches tall, of medium build with long, straight blonde hair.

The at­tacker was wear­ing a black Stone Is­land jacket, dark jeans and black and white train­ers.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion is asked to con­tact Po­lice Scot­land on 101.

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