Witnesses sought after woman with baby is attacked in broad daylight in Galashiels

George Craig Bridge in Galashiels between the Tesco store and Asda.
George Craig Bridge in Galashiels between the Tesco store and Asda.
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Police are appealing for witnesses after a 34-year-old woman was assaulted in Galashiels on Tuesday morning

The incident happened around 10.30am on July 21 on the George Craig bridge between Asda and Tesco.

The woman was out walking with her dog and three-week-old baby when she was approached by the suspect and struck to the face.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 30’s with a slim build and short ginger hair.

He was clean shaven, wearing a black t-shirt with grey tracksuit bottoms and carrying a grey tracksuit top.

Police Inspector Bryan Burns said: “This was a despicable attack on a woman who was out walking on her own with her small baby.

“We are very keen to trace the suspect and would ask anyone with information to contact us immediately.”

Anyone with information can contact officers on 101 or via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.