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Your Autism Ideas to better understanding in the Borders

The Scottish Borders Health and Social Care Partnership are hosting the sessions Credit: PA

Members of the Autism community are being invited to Your Autism Ideas sessions to build an interest in Autism-friendly social and leisure opportunities across the Border.

The Scottish Borders Health and Social Care Partnership are holding their next session the Duns Council Chamber on Wednesday 13 September from 1pm to 3pm:

As we know, people with Autism have difficulties sometimes understanding language and understanding social interaction. That creates difficulties of challenges sometimes in their own communities. We want to raise the profile, but we also want to ensure that there's a better understanding."

– Elaine Torrence, Chief Officer Health and Social Care Integration


Road rage attack on autistic teenager in Peebles

Police Scotland. Credit: PA

Police are appealing for witnesses, after an autistic teenager was the victim of a road rage attack in Peebles.

The 16-year-old boy was crossing the High Street with his female friend, at around 12:15pm on Tuesday 16 June.

A blue Mazda 6 car stopped as they crossed, and the driver then left his vehicle and grabbed the victim, before verbally abusing him.

He then got back into his car and drove away.

He's described as white, between 40 and 50, 5ft 8ins tall, of medium build and with short dark hair.

Police Scotland want anyone with information to contact them on 101.

We believe the driver of the car became annoyed at the length of time the victim and his friend were taking to cross the road and confronted them.

This was a very distressing experience for both of them and we want to trace the driver as soon as possible.

Anyone who witnessed this incident, or who has information relevant to our investigation should contact police immediately."

– Inspector Bryan Burns