Three men injured in spate of serious assaults

GRAMPIAN Police are investigating a spate of serious assaults in a weekend of violence across the North-east.

Two attacks were in Aberdeen and one in Peterhead. In the first, a 20-year-old man suffered a suspected fractured skull and a broken nose after being assaulted by two men in the early hours of Saturday in Shaw Road in the Cornhill area. of Aberdeen.

A Grampian Police spokesman said the victim had been repeatedly struck on the head and face. He added: "This was an unprovoked and brutal attack which left the victim with serious injuries, but could have had far more serious consequences."

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On Saturday afternoon, a 22-year-old man was seriously assaulted by four men at a skate park in Meethill Road, Peterhead. The four men made off in a dark saloon towards South Road.

In the third attack, a 26-year-old man suffered facial injuries after being stabbed in the early hours yesterday in Bridge Street in Aberdeen city centre.

Chief Inspector George MacDonald said: "The area would have been fairly busy at the time of the incident. While we are following a positive line of inquiry, we would welcome any additional information from the public regarding this incident."

He added: "This was an isolated incident in Aberdeen city centre over what was a very busy weekend, during which the behaviour and co-operation of the wider public, licensed trade and business community has been excellent."