Large scale disturbance in Newton Stewart

Published 12 March 2018

Police Scotland is appealing for information following a large scale disturbance in Newton Stewart on Saturday 10 March 2018.

Around 11.35pm received a report of people fighting outside the Black Horse Hotel in Queen Street. Emergency services attended and a 29 year old man was taken to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary with an ear injury and later released.

A 48-year-old man was also taken to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary for treatment to facial injuries. Medical staff describe his condition as stable. A 38-year-old man has been arrested in connection with an alleged serious assault. A 46-year-old woman was also arrested in connection with an alleged breach of the peace and will be the subject of a report to the Procurator Fiscal. Enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident.

Detective Sergeant Andy McDowall from Dumfries and Galloway CID said, “We understand at the height of the disturbance there could have been as many as 30 to 40 people involved and it is important that any witnesses come forward and speak to police.

“Two men were found with serious injuries and it is likely that other people would have been hurt during this violent incident. I would appeal to anyone who witnessed the disturbance, or even attempted to help break it up, to please get in touch to help us establish the full circumstances and identify those at fault.

“Anyone with information can contact Dumfries and Galloway CID via 101, quoting incident number 4563 of Saturday 10 March 2018. Alternatively you can call CRIMESTOPPERS on 0800 555 111 where details can be given in confidence.”

Contact Details

Call 101 for non-emergencies and general enquiries, in an emergency call 999. If you have information about a crime you can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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