Hunt for thugs who attacked boy

POLICE are searching for three teenage thugs who assaulted a 14-year-old boy in Galashiels.

The victim was punched several times by the three boys, believed to be aged between 14 and 16, in Tesco’s car park underneath the store.

The boy, from Galashiels, sustained superficial injuries and was kept in Borders General Hospital overnight for observation.

The trio were last seen running off in the direction of Gala Water Retail Park after the assault, which took place between 8.30-9.15pm on Friday.