South Scotland

Dumfries man in court on sex assault charge

Dumfries Sheriff Court
Image caption Mr McLaughlan appeared in private at Dumfries Sheriff Court

A 22-year-old man has appeared at Dumfries Sheriff Court following an alleged sexual assault in the centre of the town.

Michael McLaughlan, from Dumfries, appeared in private before Sheriff George Jamieson.

He was on a petition alleging an offence under the sexual offences act.

No plea or declaration was made and he was committed for further examination and released on bail.

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