Appeal after 16-year-olds attacked

WITNESSES are being sought after assaults which left two teenagers injured in Galashiels last weekend.

Late on Saturday night in Meigle Street, a 16-year-old youth was attacked by a group of five males. He was punched and fell to the ground where he was repeatedly kicked in the face, sustaining a broken nose and fractures to the cheek and eye socket. And in Market Square at around 1am on Sunday a 16-year-old female was attacked by a woman who headbutted her, dragged her to the ground and kicked her several times to the face. The victim suffered concussion, a burst blood vessel in her eye and torn arm ligaments.

Anyone with information should contact police on 01896 752222.