Police appeal for witnesses after assault at the rear of a Kelso pub

Police are seeking witnesses following an assault at the rear of a Kelso pub early yesterday morning, Sunday, September 12.

Friday, 10th September 2021, 2:02 pm
Updated Monday, 13th September 2021, 8:25 am
The White Swan, Kelso.

At around 1am officers received a report that a man had been assaulted at the rear of the White Swan, formerly the Tipsy Ghillie in Woodmarket.

Emergency services attended and a 44-year-old man was taken to hospital with a head injury.

Enquiries carried out have established the suspect was around 6ft 3 inches in height, with a stocky build and with dark hair. He was wearing jeans and spoke with a local accent.

Detective Constable Andrew Loughlin said: “We are in the process of viewing CCTV image for any additional information.

“We know there were a lot of people who were in the pub and in the area in the early hours of this morning and I am appealing to those that were there to contact us with any information. Any small detail could prove vital in our investigation so please do pass it on.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 0233 of 12 September, 2021. Alternatively, please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.