Two men detained after second Galashiels stabbing in five days

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A second stabbing incident in five days has stunned residents in Galashiels.

Last night (Monday, February 22), a 28-year-old man was stabbed in a block of flats in Talisman Avenue at around 10.30pm.

Police were called to the address and the man was taken to the Borders General Hospital, where he is said to be in a stable condition.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Police in the Scottish Borders were called to an address on Talisman Avenue, Galashiels, at around 10.30pm on Monday, February 22.

“A 28-year-old year old man sustained serious injuries to his torso and was taken to Borders General Hospital, where his condition is described as stable.

“Two men are currently detained in connection with this incident.”

Last Thursday, 75-year-old David Farish was murdered at his home in Tweedbank.

A 68-year-old man has been arrested and charged with his murder and is due to appear at Jedburgh Sheriff Court tomorrow (Wednesday).

The two incidents are not thought to be connected.