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WATCH: Hawick rugby club appoint new head coach

Hawick Rugby Club have announced that Darren Cunningham will be their new Head Coach.

Cunningham has been in charge of Jedforest and Kelso in recent times, but replacing Nikki Walker at Hawick could be his biggest challenge yet.

Hawick's future in the Premiership league is uncertain, as they finished second from bottom this season.

They have to beat Edinburgh Accies in a play-off match on 29 April at Lasswade, to survive in the top flight of Scottish Club Rugby.

Cunningham told ITV Border of his pride at being given the Hawick job, and said he wants to make them a "dominant force" once again.


Man 'kicked to ground' in Hawick

Police are appealing. Credit: ITV Border

Police are appealing for witnesses, after a man was "kicked to the ground" in Hawick.

At around 2pm on 24 March, the 33-year-old man was walking on a footpath leading from Chay Blyth Place down to the Old Railway Line, close to Wilton Cemetery, when he was confronted.

The other man kicked him, knocking him to the ground, and then walked off towards Hawick town centre in the company of two other men.

This seems to have been an unprovoked assault and while the victim was not seriously injured, this was an upsetting incident for him.

Anyone who was in the area at the time and saw anything suspicious is asked to come forward to police.

– Constable Calum Wilson from Hawick Police Station


WATCH: Shopkeeper's thanks after thieves target his store

A shopkeeper says he'll never forget the kindness of strangers after thieves took thousands of pounds' worth of bike accessories from his store.

CCTV cameras outside TWS Bikes in Hawick captured two men smashing the shop window and stealing helmets. The owner took to social media and was overwhelmed by the response, as Jessica Nevin reports.

Appeal after 'completely unprovoked' assault on woman

Police are appealing for witnesses. Credit: ITV Border

Police are appealing for witnesses after a "completely unprovoked" assault on a woman in Hawick.

At around 1pm on Friday 14 October, a 27-year-old woman was walking on the Loan, near the junction with Beaconsfield Terrace, when two men and a women started to punch and kick her to the head and body.

The suspects made off and the victim was taken to the Borders General Hospital for treatment to facial injuries.

Police Scotland are trying to trace the group responsible and anyone who can assist with this investigation is asked to contact police on 101.

The suspects are described only as being white and aged between 35 and 40-years-old.

This appears to have been a completely unprovoked assault that left the victim with some painful injuries to her face,

We are pursuing a number of local inquiries to trace the people who carried out the attack and would ask anyone who saw what happened to contact us immediately.

It is believed there were a number of members of the public in the area at the time and if you have information relating to this incident then please get in touch.

– Constable Ryan Anderson from Hawick Police Station
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