Hate crime in Gala

Police in the Borders are investigating a report of a racial incident in Galashiels in the early hours of Saturday (August. 23)

The incident happened just after midnight when a 31-year-old male was assaulted on the Melrose Road, Galashiels, and subjected to abuse from a group containing one male and three females believed to be 14-15 years old.

Inspector Tony Hodges said: “This was a frightening incident for the victim who was racially abused by a group of teenagers.

“We are keen to catch those responsible so anyone who witnessed this, or has information that can assist with our enquiries, is urged to contact police on 101 or the charity Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111.”