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Arrest made after attack on woman with baby

Police Scotland are still appealing for witnesses. Credit: ITV Border

An arrest has been made, after a woman was attacked in Galashiels, while walking with her dog and newborn baby.

The 34-year-old was struck in the face on the George Craig Bridge, at around 10:30am on 21 July.

Police Scotland say they're following "a positive line of inquiry", but are still keen to speak to anyone who may have information.

This is an unusual incident for Gala and as such we hope anyone who may have witnessed this assault or may have seen anything suspicious in the area on Tuesday morning will come forward.

Whilst we are following a positive line of inquiry in relation to the assault, during the course of our investigation an arrest has also been made for a breach of the peace.

The assault is being treated as an isolated incident and we would urge anyone with information to come forward.”

– Inspector Bryan Burns at Melrose Police Station

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'Despicable attack' on woman with baby

Police called the attack Credit: ITV Border

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was assaulted in Galashiels - while she was walking with her three-week-old baby.

The 34-year-old woman was on the George Craig bridge between Asda and Tesco, with her baby and a dog, at around 10:30am on 21 July.

She was approached by a man who struck her in the face.

Police say the suspect is white, in his 30s, with a slim build and short ginger hair.

He was clean shaven, wearing a black t-shirt with grey tracksuit bottoms and carrying a grey tracksuit top.

This was a despicable attack on a woman who was out walking on her own with her small baby.

We are very keen to trace the suspect and would ask anyone with information to contact us immediately.”

– Police Inspector Bryan Burns

You can contact officers on 101 or via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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