South Scotland

Man, 71, suffers broken shoulder in Peebles attack

A pensioner suffered a broken shoulder when he was pushed to the ground in an attack in Peebles.

The 71-year-old was walking with his wife on the Eastgate when he was approached by his attacker at about 18:00 on Thursday.

Following a confrontation, he was pushed and knocked to the ground.

Police said the suspect is white, 6ft tall, in his 50s, with short grey hair and a grey beard.

He was wearing a blue and black Trespass jacket and spoke with a Scottish accent.

Anyone with information about the attack should contact the police.

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