'Nasty' Assault At Aberdeen Music Fest

27 July 2015, 07:44 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

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A teenager has been seriously hurt in a "nasty'' attack at a music festival.


The 19-year-old was taken to hospital with a facial injury after he was assaulted when leaving the Enjoy Music event in Aberdeen yesterday.

Police said ecstasy tablets and cannabis had been recovered at the one-day festival in the city's Hazlehead Park, which was attended by almost 1,900 people.

Seven were charged with alleged drugs offences, including two men aged 27 and 26 who are expected to appear at Aberdeen Sheriff Court tomorrow in connection with the supply of drugs.

A 23-year old man was arrested in connection with an apprehension warrant while two men aged 38 and 22 were charged in connection with anti-social behaviour and another man was charged in connection with vandalism.

Police Scotland Chief Inspector Murray Main said: "The vast majority of people attending the event enjoyed themselves and behaved responsibly.

"A small number of individuals have been dealt with, mainly for drugs-related offences.

"Unfortunately, a young male has become the victim of a nasty assault on leaving the event and after a minor disturbance within.

"We are especially keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the incidents which occurred at about 9.45pm near the exit of the festival and nearby on Hazlehead Avenue.''

Police want to speak to two men thought to be in the area at the time.

The first was white, thin, 18-20 years old and 5ft 10in with mousey blonde hair cut short at the back and sides and longer on top. He was wearing a cream or white jumper, dark blue jeans and white adidas trainers.

The second man was white, 6ft 2in and in his early 20s with a slim to medium build and dark brown hair that was also shaved at the back and sides. He was wearing a dark blue or navy long-sleeved jumper with three white stripes running down each arm, dark jeans and black superstar adidas trainers.