Police: Attack on Polish men in Jedburgh was racially-motivated

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POLICE are hunting two men in connection with a racially-motivated attack in Jedburgh.

Two Polish men aged 41 and 35 were assaulted around 1.45am on Sunday as they made their home from a night out in various local pubs.

As they passed two men one of them punched the 41-year-old on the head and he crashed to the ground.

The younger man struggled with attacker before he was kicked on the head by the another man.

Both victims have told police they heard racist remarks and Police Scotland has confirmed that detectives are treating the attack as being racially-motivated.

The 41-year-old sustained a serious facial wound while the other suffered minor injuries.

A police spokesman commented: “Both victims were minding their own business when they were subjected to racial abuse and violently assaulted.

“At the moment, we do not have a description of those responsible for this attack, so we are keen to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time and remembers seeing anything suspicious.

“Similarly, anyone with information that can help with our investigation is asked to come forward.”

The attack took place in Dean’s Close in Jedburgh town centre.