Two men arrested over sexual harassment of Jedburgh gig-goers

Jedburgh Town Hall.
Jedburgh Town Hall.

Two men have been arrested and charged with sexually harassing two women after they got into a car they mistook for a taxi.

The men, aged 19 and 25, will now be reported to the procurator fiscal.

The women are said to have got into their car in the early hours of Sunday morning, October 22, outside Jedburgh Town Hall after seeing Dirty Harry, a Blondie tribute act, performing there.

Police are still appealing for witnesses to get in touch, especially anyone also offered a lift by the pair, despite having made those two arrests.

Inspector Alistair Hutchens, of Melrose police station, said: “I would like to thank the public who came forward and provided us with vital information that greatly assisted with this investigation.

“We believe there may still be members of the public who saw two males driving around Jedburgh that evening leading up to the incident and may be able to assist with our inquiry. I would urge these individuals to come forward.

“Crimes of this nature are extremely rare in the Scottish Borders, but whenever such crimes do occur, we will respond robustly and utilise all resources at our disposal to bring anyone involved to justice.”

The car the women got into is described as small, dark-coloured and with a noisy exhaust.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.