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53-year-old man seriously assaulted in Hawick

Anyone with information should call Galashiels CID on 101 Credit: PA

Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious assault in Hawick. A 53-year-old man was attacked by an unknown number of suspects resulting in injuries to his head and hand.

The incident is believed to have happened at around 1am on Sunday 20 August in the area of Minto Place. The man was taken to the Borders General Hospital for treatment.

Anyone with information should call Galashiels CID on 101 and quote incident number 341 of 20 August.


Serious assault investigated by Police Scotland

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A serious assault that took place in Thornhill over the weekend is being investigated by Police Scotland.

A local 27-year-old man was found with "serious facial injuries" outside the Thornhill Inn on Drumlanrig Street, just before 1am on Sunday. He was taken by ambulance to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary where he was treated.

Police have asked anyone who may have been a witness, or who has any information, to get in contact.