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Witness appeal after man had 'unknown liquid' thrown in his face

Part of the A68 in Jedburgh Photo: Google Maps

Police in the Scottish Borders are appealing for witnesses after an assault in Jedburgh.

A 27-year-old man was approached by a man who threw an unknown liquid in his face.

It happened just before 7am on Tuesday 17 July on a pathway known as the Waterside Walkway, which runs adjacent to the A68.

The victim was taken to Borders General Hospital as a precaution and was later released.

Inquiries are ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101.

We know that the liquid was not a corrosive substance, however, inquiries remain ongoing to establish what it contained.

I am eager to hear from anyone who may have been in the Bongate area of Jedburgh and who saw anyone acting suspiciously, or who witnessed what happened, as soon as possible.

The victim was passed by an Alsatian-type dog immediately prior to the assault and I would appeal to its owners to come forward to assist with our investigations.”

– Detective Sergeant Callum Peoples from Galashiels CID