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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