Postman assaulted in Galashiels

Police are appealing for information after mail delivery driver was assaulted in Galashiels on Monday afternoon.

The incident happened around 1pm when the 56-year-old man was standing next to his van parked on St John Street, near the Volunteer Hall. He was approached by a man who demanded he hand over the keys to the van, and when the victim refused, he was attacked. The suspect then ran off.

The suspect is described as white, between 25 to 35 years old, shoulder length straggly, dirty looking hair, stubble, white hooded top, blue jeans and black trainers, smelling of alcohol.

Police are now appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time, to contact them immediately.

Detective Sergeant Adrian Dixon said: “This was an unprovoked assault on a man and we are appealing for anyone who was in the area of St John Street, Galashiels, around 1pm on Monday afternoon, or who recognises the description of the suspect, to contact Police Scotland on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”