South Scotland

Teenagers wearing face paint attack man in Kelso

Ednam House Hotel Image copyright Google
Image caption The man was assaulted outside the Ednam House Hotel

Police are investigating an attack on a man by three teenagers wearing "distinctive" face paint in the Scottish Borders.

The 30-year-old was chased in Bridge Street, Kelso, between 03:00 and 03:30 on Sunday when he was chased by the three teenage boys.

He was caught outside the Ednam House Hotel and assaulted by two of them.

The teenagers were aged 14-16 and are believed to have had red or orange face paint below each eye.

The victim suffered a minor eye injury in the attack.

Police have appealed for witnesses to contact them.

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