Police officer charged in Dumfries sexual assault probe

A police officer has been charged in connection with the assault
A police officer has been charged in connection with the assault

A police officer has been charged in connection with a report of a serious sexual assault in Dumfries.

The 40-year-old man was initially arrested last month over an incident in the town’s St Mary’s Street in the early hours of Thursday August 23.

He was suspended from duty and released as the investigation continued.

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Police Scotland have now confirmed the man has been charged over the incident and is due to appear at Dumfries Sheriff Court on Friday.

A spokeswoman said: “We can confirm that a 40-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with a report of a serious sexual assault which occurred in the early hours of Thursday August 23 2018 in St Mary’s Street, Dumfries.”