South Scotland

Two face Gretna assault charges

Two men from Hexham have made brief appearances in court at Dumfries charged with carrying out an assault in Gretna.

James Dodd, 29, and 39-year-old Matthew McGregor were on a petition in private before Sheriff George Jamieson.

They faced charges of assault to severe injury and permanent disfigurement, robbery and possession of drugs.

No plea or declaration was made and they were remanded in custody.