Eyemouth racial assault witnesses sought

Borders General Hospital The man was taken to the Borders General Hospital after the attack

Police in the Borders are appealing for witnesses following a racially aggravated assault in Eyemouth.

A 24-year-old Pakistani man and his Latvian wife were walking their dog in Market Place at about 23:00 on Tuesday when the incident took place.

They were approached by another man outside the Kurdi Grill takeaway and an "altercation" ensued.

The Pakistani man suffered facial injuries in the attack and was taken to Borders General Hospital for treatment.

Police said they were following a "positive line of enquiry" to trace the suspect.

However, anyone who could assist with the investigation was being asked to come forward.

'Serious injuries'

Insp John Scott said: "We are treating this serious assault as a racially aggravated attack.

"The victim received serious injuries.

"We are keen to hear from anyone who was in the area on Tuesday evening and who remembers witnessing an altercation.

"We will not tolerate any form of hate crime and anyone found to be involved in crimes of this nature can expect to be dealt with by Police Scotland."

More on This Story

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC South Scotland



7 °C 3 °C


Try our new site and tell us what you think. Learn more
Take me there

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.