Pensioner attack in Borders

A 66-year-old man has been assaulted by two men in Newtown St Boswells.

66 year old attacked in the Borders

Park Crescent, where the assault took place Credit: ITV Border

A 66-year-old man has been assaulted by two men in Newtown St Boswells. The attack happened on Park Crescent at around 9pm on Monday 16th April. It is thought the victim, who usually walks with a stick, was assaulted by two men after falling over.

Our reporter has been told that two men approached the man offering to help but then turned on him and demanded money. They then physically attacked him and he was admitted to hospital. One of the suspects is described as being in his 20's with brown coloured hair.

Lothian and Borders Police are asking anyone who may have information to contact them.