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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

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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

New HQ for Hawick Volunteer Flood Group

The opening of the new centre Credit: ITV News

The Hawick Volunteer Flood Group has officially opened their new response centre thanks to £20,000 raised by local residents and businesses.

The group, which was founded in 2005, provide emergency support in the event of flooding.

In December 2015, more than 600 people were evacuated from their homes after the River Teviot burst its banks.

The new centre has been kitted out with vital equipment for the volunteers who respond to emergencies.

The £36m flood scheme is well underway Credit: ITV News
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