South Scotland

Eyemouth racial assault witnesses sought

Borders General Hospital Image copyright Walter Baxter
Image caption 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."

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