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Stab­bing charge

Dumfries & Galloway Standard - - NEWS -

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.

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