South Scotland

Teenage girl indecently assaulted in Galashiels

A teenage girl has been indecently assaulted on a popular walkway in Galashiels.

Police said a man aged between 20 and 25 assaulted her as she walked along the Black Path near to the Mushroom Bridge which leads to the Langlee Estate.

The incident happened on Wednesday at about 1600 BST.

The man was described as slim, between 5ft 8in and 5ft 10in tall, with black hair and a thin, black goatee beard.

He was wearing silver rectangular glasses, a navy blue polo shirt and cream three-quarter length trousers.

Anyone with information should contact the police.

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