South Scotland

'Frightening' Galashiels racial attack under investigation

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.

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