Tayside and Central Scotland

Brothers injured in Dundee street attack

Three brothers suffered broken bones and cuts after being attacked by a gang on a Dundee street on New Year's Day.

Police said the brothers, aged 15, 16 and 20, were treated at Ninewells Hospital following the attack in Victoria Street in the early hours.

The men who led the assault were among a group of about 12 people, which included women.

Two of the men were wearing kilts. All those who took part were in their 20s or early 30s.

The brothers were walking home between 12:30 and 02:00 on New Year's Day when they were approached by a group opposite Skyaxe Boxing Club.

Repeatedly punched

The 16-year-old suffered a broken wrist and was also treated for bruising to his face.

The 20-year-old was left with a broken finger as well as bruising and cuts to his face, while his youngest brother was knocked to the ground and repeatedly punched and kicked.

Police said two of the attackers were wearing kilts, white shirts, and black waistcoats - one of the men had blond hair and the other had black hair.

Officers said they were keen to trace a woman who may have witnessed the assaults. She was described as being in her late teens or early 20s with dark hair, tied in a ponytail. She was wearing a white or light coloured jacket.

Anyone who witnessed the incident take place, or who can identify those responsible is asked to contact local police.

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