South Scotland

Dalbeattie quarry shots incident investigated

Quarry Image copyright Martin Dawes

Police are trying to establish the source of shots heard at a quarry in a south of Scotland town.

It follows an incident at the Town Wood in Dalbeattie at about 19:00 on Friday.

A woman reported hearing eight shots coming from around the area and police heard further shots when they were called out.

PC Colin McMillan said it was not clear if the shots had come from a bird scarer or an actual weapon.

The woman reported seeing a youth aged between 14 and 16 with dark brown hair and wearing a grey hooded top in the area.

Anyone who has information about the shots has been asked to contact police.

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