Racial assault in Eyemouth

Picture: Police Scotland
Picture: Police Scotland

Police are appealing for witnesses following a racially aggravated assault in Eyemouth that took place on Tuesday evening, July 22.

A 24-year-old Pakistani man and his Latvian wife were walking their dog in Market Place at around 11pm when they were approached as they stood outside the Kurdi Grill takeaway.

Following an altercation the man received facial injuries and was taken to Borders General Hospital for treatment.

Officers are following a positive line of enquiry to trace the suspect. However, anyone who can assist with this investigation is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Inspector John Scott said: “We are treating this serious assault as a racially aggravated attack. The victim received serious injuries.

“We will not tolerate any form of hate crime and anyone found to be involved in crimes of this nature can expect to be dealt with by Police Scotland.”