Man arrested for early morning Galashiels assault

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A 23-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested in connection with an early morning attack on a woman in Galashiels at the weekend.

Lothian and Borders Police say the 22-year-old female was walking along Melrose Road at around 4am on Saturday when she was approached by a man who tried to engage her in conversation.

It is alleged he then grabbed hold of her but ran off after she screamed and broke free from his hold.

Following enquiries by police officers in Galashiels, a man has now been arrested and charged with assault.

A spokesman said: “A report will be sent to the procurator fiscal.”