Police are appealing for witnesses to a night-time attack on a woman in Selkirk.
The 44-year-old was targeted at around 10pm last Thursday while walking along a footpath between Dunsdale Road and Old Bridge Road.
The woman, on her own at the time, was approached from behind by a mystery attacker and knocked to the ground.
She sustained cuts and bruises to her legs but was not seriously injured, according to police.
Inspector Robbie Noble, of Melrose police station, said: “At this time, we are still trying to establish the full circumstances surrounding this assault and would urge anyone else who was on the footpath on Thursday evening, and who remembers seeing any suspicious activity, to contact police immediately.
“Similarly, anyone with any further information relating to this inquiry should also get in touch.”
Potential witnesses are asked to call Police Scotland on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.