South Scotland

'Unprovoked attack' on man walking home in Innerleithen

A man required hospital treatment following an "unprovoked attack" while walking home from a pub in the Borders.

The "serious assault" took place on or near Buccleuch Street in Innerleithen at about 22:20 on Friday.

Police have appealed for witnesses to the attack on the 53-year-old.

PC Kevin Downs said the assault was "understandably distressing" but stressed such incidents were "very rare" and they were doing everything they could to trace the attacker.

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