A 27-year-old man is being treated in hospital after an assault on a Jedburgh footpath early this morning.
Police were called to the waterside path by Jed Water at around 6.45am this morning and the footpath was closed off between the south end of Bongate and Duck Row.
The man is is being treated for facial injuries at the Borders General Hospital.
A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “Police in the Borders are investigating a report of an assault that took place on a footpath near to Jed Water in Jedburgh at around 6.45am on Tuesday, July 17.
“A 27-year-old man was taken to Borders General Hospital by the Scottish Ambulance Service with facial injuries and inquiries are ongoing.”