Police investigating assault on forestry worker

Police are investigating an assault on a 25 year-old Dutch forestry worker who was attacked where he was working in the forest about two miles north of Glentrool, Newton Stewart.

At around 8am on Saturday 28 Marchthe victim attended at the forest site to discover three men at his forest forwarder machine, with the engine started.

The three men then attacked the victim and assaulted him with a metal bar and made good their escape in a white coloured Ford Transit type van.

The victim thereafter contacted his employer to alert him to the assault and police attended the scene.

The victim was checked over at hospital where he was found to have bruising and soreness but no broken bones. The three men are described as being Polish nationals, bald headed with large heads and muscular necks and were wearing tracksuit trousers. The van in which they were travelling has a smashed passenger window.

If you have any information about a specific crime you can contact Police Scotland on 101. Information can also be given through Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Police are also asking for the public’s assistance after a man was defrauded out of over £20,000 in a betting type scam.

In February this year the man received a letter seeking assistance in placing bets and in return would receive commission.

The man also got involved in Anti-Post betting, and on a number of occasions arranged for someone to call and collect large sums of cash from him, which in total is now over £20,000.

Police Scotland want to hear from anyone else who may have been approached.