Witnesses sought following Hawick assault

Police are seeking a man after the shop robbery on Sunday night. Picture: Police Scotland
Police are seeking a man after the shop robbery on Sunday night. Picture: Police Scotland

Police officers in the Borders are appealing for witnesses following an assault in Hawick.

The incident happened just after 4pm on Sunday April 17 near the sewage works on Mansfield Road.

A 55-year-old man had left the Trinity Bar nearby and was walking home when he was approached from behind. He turned round and saw two figures standing behind him and was assaulted.

The victim attended Borders General Hospital and received treatment for cuts to his upper body.

Anyone who can assist officers with their inquiries is now asked to come forward.

Constable James Watt from Hawick Police Station said: “We believe the victim may have been knocked unconscious briefly and while he required treatment at hospital for some facial wounds, he was thankfully not seriously injured.

“Nevertheless we are actively pursuing various lines of inquiry to trace those responsible and anyone who was on Mansfield Road on Sunday afternoon and saw anything suspicious should contact police immediately.”