Man assaulted in Jedburgh

Published 17 July 2018

Police in the Scottish Borders are appealing for witnesses after an assault in Jedburgh.

The incident happened at around 6.45am on Tuesday 17 July on a pathway known as the Waterside Walkway which runs adjacent to the A68.

A 27-year-old man walking south was approached by a man who assaulted him by throwing an unknown liquid in his face.

The victim was taken to Borders General Hospital as a precaution and was subsequently released.

Inquiries are ongoing and anyone who can assist with the investigation is asked to come forward.

Detective Sergeant Callum Peoples from Galashiels CID said: “This was a frightening experience for the victim who was thankfully not seriously injured as a result.

“We know that the liquid was not a corrosive substance, however, inquiries remain ongoing to establish what it contained.

“I am eager to hear from anyone who may have been in the Bongate area of Jedburgh and who saw anyone acting suspiciously, or who witnessed what happened, as soon as possible.

“The victim was passed by an Alsatian-type dog immediately prior to the assault and I would appeal to its owners to come forward to assist with our investigations.”

Those with information can contact Galashiels CID via 101, quoting incident number 0566 of 17 July, or report this anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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