Two men have made a brief appearance before the sheriff at Dumfries on a charge of assaulting another man to his severe injury and permanent disfigurement by repeatedly stamping on his head and stabbing him.
Ian Johnston, 37, of Glenshalloch Road, Dalbeattie, and Alan White or Adair, 43, said to be a prisoner at Barlinnie, pleaded not guilty to committing the assault at Friars’ Vennel in Dumfries in June.
Johnston also denied assaulting another man and punching him on the head.
Trial has been set for next month.
■ A 56-year-old man is to face trial in the new year on three charges involving indecent behaviour towards three young girls during a seven-year period.
William Maxwell, of Craigielands Park, Beattock, pleaded not guilty to the charges which included allegations of kissing the girls, striking their buttocks, removing the clothing of two and using lewd behaviour towards them.
■ A 45-year-old woman who repeatedly stabbed and bit a man on the body, has been made the subject of a community payback order at Dumfries Sheriff Court.
Susan Wilson, who had been in custody for five weeks, was ordered to be under supervision for 18 months and carry out 200 hours unpaid work.
Described as a prisoner at Edinburgh, she had admitted assaulting the man in the communal hallway of a block of flats at Newton Road in Dumfries in September.
She also pleaded guilty to behaving in a threatening or abusive manner, shouting and attempting to enter a flat uninvited, struggling with the occupant, demanding drugs and repeatedly striking the front door.
In addition she admitted having possession of three knives without reasonable excuse.
■ A 45-year-old man has been alleged in court of denying he had any sharp instruments in his possession when told by police he was going to be searched.
Scott Clanachan, of Golf Avenue, Dumfries, is accused of having an unguarded needle in his sock and causing it to come into contact with a police officer’s hand at Golf Avenue in March.
The case was continued without plea to December 18.