A 41-year-old man who was arrested in connection with an alleged assault in Peebles has been released without appearing in court.
Lothian and Borders Police said that a male was due to appear from custody today (November 22nd), at Jedburgh Sheriff Court charged with attacking a 52-year-old woman in a shop on Peebles High Street on November 13th.
Aspokesman for the Crown Office said there was no court appearance with the matter still under investigation.
"The Procurator Fiscal at Selkirk received a report concerning a 41 year old male in connection with an alleged incident on November 13 in Peebles."After full and careful consideration of the report by the Procurator Fiscal, the accused was liberated pending further investigations."
CCTV footage of a woman being assaulted in Carlisle on October 28th, has been released by detectives.
The 24-year-old was punched in the head and fell to the ground as she attempted to break up a fight between two men at Court Square in the town.
She suffered a fractured skull and bleeds to the brain, and is still recovering at home.
"“This woman was acting as a peacekeeper and attempted to stop two men from fighting, which I believed showed extreme courage. The CCTV shows how quickly she fell to the ground after being punched and subsequently suffered serious injuries.
“We are particular keen to speak to the witnesses to the incident who clearly assist the victim after the assault and anyone who recognises the man who threw the punch.”
– Detective Constable Steve Whitehead, Cumbria Police
Anyone with any information can contact Carlisle CID on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
A 41-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with an alleged assault on a woman in Peebles.The 52-year-old was attacked on November 13th when she was working in a shop on the High Street.
The man is scheduled to appear at Selkirk Sheriff Court tomorrow (November 22nd).
Meanwhile, Detectives are continuing to investigate a second report of assault on a 41-year-old woman in Dovecot Road on November 17th.
Police are appealing for information after a female shop assistant was assaulted in Pebbles yesterday (13th November).
The attack happened at around 4.45pm at Thistle Quilting on Peebles High Street.
A man, described as white, in his 40's, around 5'10", of medium build with short black hair, entered the shop, assaulted the shop assistant then ran off in the direction of North Bridge.
He is described as wearing a navy jacket and blue jeans.
A Police spokesperson said:
“This appears to have been an unprovoked attack which has left the victim very shaken. I would urge anyone who has information in relation to this incident to contact Peebles Police station on 01721720637 or contact the Crimestoppers Charity anonymously on 0800 111555."
A 44-year-old man from Cumbria has been sentenced to seven years in jail for assaulting a 52-year-old man with a hammer.
John Lowis from Shap, carried out the assault on the August 12th.
Detective Inspector Kim Fulton said:
“The assault which took place was serious and could have resulted in the victims death. He was badly injured following the attack, sustaining extremely serious injuries and it was fortunate that the injuries were not fatal.
“This was a premeditated attack, Lowis purposefully left the premises where the victim was and armed himself with a hammer in order to assault the victim.
"He waited in the area until he was able to ambush the victim and then proceeded to violently attack him. The sentence impose today reflects the serious of the assault."
Police have released a CCTV image of a man they are trying to trace in connection with an assault in Kendal at the end of June.
A man was assaulted and his vehicle was scratched by a man who struck the car with an umbrella before punching the victim in the face.
It happened on June 22nd. CCTV captures a man seen in the area at the time and Police believe he may have important information to help their enquiries. Anyone who recognises him is asked to call Cumbria Police on 101.
A man is being treated in hospital for serious head injuries after an alleged assault outside a social club in Egremont. The incident happened last night at the Falcon Club in the town. His condition is described as stable. Two males have been arrested in connection with the incident.
An investigation has been launched following a serious sexual assault on a woman in the Borders town of Hawick. Police have stepped up patrols in the Burnfoot housing estate to re-assure the local community after receiving a report of the attack.
Enquiries are ongoing into the incident which happened at a flat in Chay Blyth Place during the early hours of Sunday morning and an appeal has been issued for any witnesses to come forward. A spokesman for Lothian and Borders Police said:
"Officers continue to investigate the full circumstances surrounding this incident and we have deployed high-visibility patrols in the area to engage with the local community and offer reassurance. The public should continue to go about their daily routine but report any suspicious activity to the police."
– Lothian and Borders Police
Anyone who was in the area at the time, who saw or heard anything suspicious, should contact the police on 0131 311 3131 or Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555111.