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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.


Man attacked Wetheral

The man was attacked near the Crown Hotel Credit: ITV Border

Cumbria Police are investigating an assault in a village just outside Carlisle.

It happened outside the Crown Hotel in Wetheral. A man has told police that up to 5 men grabbed him from behind and then he was repeatedly kicked and punched by two of them and being hit with a metal bar.

He sustained some serious injuries to his head, arms and body. When the victim began to fight back the attackers ran away, making off along station road into the centre of the village.

Residents are reassured Credit: ITV Border

Police are keen to reassure residents that this was an isolated attack, possibly related to an earlier dispute between the victim and the attackers.

A 20 year old man has been arrested and bailed pending further enquires.