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Two women have made a brief appearance in court following an alleged incident in Annan at the end of last month.

Chanelle Murray and Robyn Sutherland, both 27, and both from Annan, were on a petition before Sheriff Kenneth Robb at Dumfries.

They were accused of assault to severe injury and permanent disfigurement.

No plea or declaration was made in either case and both were allowed bail.

The case was continued for further examination.

| A teenager found with a knife in a car has been fined PS500 at Dumfries Sheriff Court.

Ronan McCowan, 19, of Priory Avenue, Dumfries, admitted committing the offence at NewallTerrace in the town on September 5. Solicitor Gavin Orr said that McCowan used the knife for fishing.

Sheriff Kenneth Robb ordered forfeiture of the knife.

| An Annan woman is to face trial at Dumfries Sheriff Court on charges of assault and behaving in a threatening or abusive manner.

TracyWalker, 34, of Bruce Street, pleaded not guilty to shouting and making offensive remarks in the town's High Street on September 4 and also denied assaulting another woman by pushing her.Trial has been set for December.

| A 44-year-old man is to face trial on a charge of engaging in a course of conduct which was abusive of his partner or ex-partner.

Garry McCarton, 44, of Caledonian Crescent, Annan, pleaded not guilty at Dumfries Sheriff Court to committing the offence between August 4 and 28 at Port Street in Annan.

The case had been continued without plea a week earlier for a medical report and trial was now set for December.

He was alleged to have used a sledgehammer to smash holes in the wall of a house, assaulted his ex-partner or partner on two occasions and threatened to harm himself with two kitchen knives.

He also denied two further charges of stealing PS25 at Port Street and behaving in a disorderly manner the following day ATTHE Shed at nearby Lady Street.

| A broken relationship saw a 26-year-old man turn up outside his ex-partner's home in the middle of the night in a drunken state, shouting and swearing and making derogatory remarks.

John Gemmell, of Hillside Drive, Dumfries, admitted repeatedly striking a door at LochaberWalk and behaving in a threatening or abusive manner.

Solicitor Gavin Orr said that the couple, who had been in a relationship for a number of years, had split up recently and Gemmell had gone to speak about a possible reconciliation.

He had been drinking and couldn't remember making abusive remarks.

Sheriff Kenneth Robb deferred sentence for six months and warned Gemmell to be of good behaviour.

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