Skip to content

Moffat victim named

Be the first to share!
By Amanda Kennedy
Annan and Eskdale
Moffat victim named

A 17-year-old whose death is being treated as 'suspicious' by police has been named.

Police Scotland have named the Moffat youth, who died on Monday, as Calum Lumb from the town’s High Street.

Enquiries are continuing into the circumstances surrounding his death.

Chief Inspector Stephen Stiff said: “Officers are continuing to carry out enquiries in the Moffat area into the circumstances surrounding this tragic death, and we will continue our patrols around the town to provide reassurance to the local community.

“The public should be reassured that their safety is a priority for Police Scotland.

“I would again stress that there is no danger whatsoever to the local community in the aftermath of this dreadful incident.

“Officers remain in position at scene and will do for some time. A forensic examination of the property is currently underway.”

Anyone with any information in relation to this incident is asked to call police at Dumfries on the 101 number quoting incident number PDG 0046370318.

Anyone wishing to pass information whilst remaining anonymous is asked to call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


NEWSESK: 01461 202417

Vaccine roll out continues

ALMOST 70 per cent of the region’s adult population have received their first Covid-19 vaccination.

Lockerbie and Lochmaben

09th Apr

Lockerbie doc keeps story alive

By Amanda Kennedy | DNG24

A NEW documentary on the Lockerbie bombing has been made available on streaming sites.

Continue reading
Pandemic keeps coastguard crews busy

Pandemic keeps coastguard crews busy

THE REGION’S coastline may ooze with natural beauty and house a diverse population of wildlife — but it is a place proven to be both dangerous and uncompromising.