Witness plea after mugging near Jedburgh park

Honeyfield Road in Jedburgh.
Honeyfield Road in Jedburgh.

Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault and robbery in Jedburgh to come forward.

The victim was walking along the town’s Honeyfield Road towards Allerley Well Park at around 10.45pm on Thursday, September 15, when he was attacked from behind and knocked to the ground.

He was then robbed of a sum of cash said to be in two figures and left injured and distressed.

Because the victim was attacked from behind, he is uncertain how many assailants were involved, but he believes it was more than one.

Police officers trying to track down the culprits are appealing for help in identifying them so they can be brought to justice.

Constable Andy Loughlin, of Police Scotland’s community investigation unit in Galashiels, said: “The victim sustained some minor injuries during this incident but did not require any medical attention.

“Nevertheless, he was left shaken and distressed at the theft of his money, and we are keen to hear from anyone who was in Honeyfield Road late on Thursday evening and remembers seeing anything suspicious.

“At this time, we do not have a description of any suspects. However, the victim believes two men were involved.

“Anyone with information that can assist with our investigation should contact police immediately.”

Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101 or, alternatively, the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.