Witness appeal after serious assault in Stranraer

Published 12 September 2019

Police in Dumfries and Galloway are appealing for witnesses following a serious assault in Stranraer.

A 32-year-old man was stabbed around 3.30 pm in Park Lea Gardens on Wednesday 11 September 2019. The victim was taken by ambulance to Galloway Community Hospital before being transferred to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary for treatment, where his condition is described as stable.

Officers working on the investigation are carrying out door-to-door enquiries and checking all available CCTV in an effort to identify the person responsible. No description of a suspect is currently available.

Detective Chief Inspector Colin Burnie, who is leading on this investigation, said: "A team of detectives will be working to establish the full circumstances and I am appealing to anyone who may have been in the area at the time or who may have any information which could assist with our enquiries to contact police as a matter of urgency.

"If any motorists were in Park Lea Gardens at the time and have dash cams, please check the footage as it may have captured something important. Anyone with information is asked to contact police via 101, quoting reference number 2291 of 11 September 2019."


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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