Appeal after '˜serious' assault

Police are appealing for witnesses after a serious assault in Innerleithen on Friday, May 20.

Tuesday, 24th May 2016, 2:10 pm
Updated Tuesday, 24th May 2016, 3:12 pm
Police Scotland

The incident took place in or around Buccleuch Street around 10.20pm. A 53-year-old man was left with injuries requiring hospital treatment.

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PC Kevin Downs of Galashiels Police Station said: “This was an unprovoked attack on a man walking home from a night out in a local public house.

“Although understandably distressing for the victim, incidents like this are very rare in Innerleithen and I’d like to reassure the community that we are doing everything we can to trace this individual.

“Anyone with any information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 or report it to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”