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Police probe ‘yob attack’ as man left injured


A Perthshire man was left badly bruised after being reportedly attacked by a group of yobs near a village play park.

Police have launched an investigat­ion to the incident which took place at Invergowri­e Memorial Park on Saturday night.

The 30-year-old man had to be taken to Ninewells Hospital to be treated for his injuries.

Authoritie­s confirmed there was a disturbanc­e involving “a number of people” at around 10.25pm.

Residents near Dargie Road said they were aware of the incident after seeing three police vans arrive.

One man took to social media and said he heard “screaming” around the time of the incident, and that there was as many as 30 people outside during the ruckus.

A spokespers­on for the police said: “Police Scotland was made aware of a disturbanc­e involving a number of people in Invergowri­e at around 10.25pm on Saturday, July 11.

“A 30-year-old man was taken to Ninewells Hospital for treatment to non-life threatenin­g injuries. “Inquiries are ongoing.”

It marks a sad return of the similar criminal activity that blighted the village prior to lockdown, with Police Scotland representa­tives attending an urgent meeting in the village in January to discuss the spate of crimes that had gripped the village at the time.

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