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Police investigating double 'attempted murder' at T In The Park

Plus a man is injured as Scottish festival comes to a close

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Police are investigating two attempted murders at this year's T In The Park festival.

The incidents were said to have happened last night (July 11) as the three-day event reached its climax.

Two 20 year-old men were found "serious abdominal injuries" close to a walkway between the event's arena and campsite at roughly 11.50pm.

Both men were taken to Ninewells Hospital in Dundee where their condition is said to be serious but stable, reports The Guardian.

Police have appealed for witnesses, with Detective Inspector Steve Bissett of Tayside police explaining: "This has been a particularly disturbing incident where two men have sustained very serious injuries. This was the time when the majority of campers were making their way back to the campsite following the closure of the arena entertainment. It's possible some campers may have captured vital images of the incident on cameras or mobile phones, and a number of others will have witnessed the assault.

"I would urge anyone who witnessed these incidents take place, or anyone who may have photographs or footage of the incident, to get in touch with us."

Police say three men are helping them with their inquiries.

In unrelated incidents a 24 year-old man collapsed and died at the festival on July 9 while another 19 year-old male suffered serious head injuries after accidentally falling from a six-foot flagpole he had climbed in the main area. He is in a critical condition, and is currently being treated in hospital.

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