A 32-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with a report of serious sexual assault in the Langlee area of Galashiels on Friday 16th August.He is scheduled to appear at Selkirk Sheriff Court on Monday 19th August.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was assaulted in her home in the Langlee area at around 10pm on Friday 16th August.
A 36-year-old woman was at home in Beech Avenue when a man entered the property and attacked her for a sustained period before making his escape.
The suspect is described as beingwhite, 5ft 7ins tall with a skinny build, dirty blond hair and a tattoo on the back of his neck. He had a burn mark on his right forearm and a cut on his right index finger. The man was wearing blue jeans, a blue striped top and is believed to have been drinking.
Detective Inspector Derek Long from the Lothians and Scottish Borders Division said:
"The victim has been subjected to a sustained and violent attack within her own home by an unknown male and a major police investigation has been launched to trace this individual.
"We have an excellent description of the suspect and hope the Galashiels community can help us identify him and bring him to justice. He is known to have been in this area throughout Friday evening and into the early hours of Saturday morning.