'Frightening' Galashiels racial attack under investigation
- 27 August 2014
- From the section South Scotland
Police in the Borders are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted and racially abused in Galashiels.
The incident happened in the early hours of Saturday when the 31-year-old was attacked on Melrose Road.
He was also subject to abuse from one boy and three girls believed to be aged about 14 or 15.
Insp Tony Hodges said: "This was a frightening incident for the victim who was racially abused by a group of teenagers."
He urged anyone who saw the incident or might have information to contact the police or Crimestoppers.