South Scotland

Fresh appeal over 'callous' OAP robbery in Galashiels

Crime scene Image copyright Police Scotland
Image caption Police have released a picture of where the attack took place

Police have made a fresh appeal for information after an 85-year-old woman was assaulted and robbed in Galashiels.

The incident happened at the junction of Croft Street and Greenbank Street at about noon on Saturday.

A man pushed the pensioner to the ground and stole her beige handbag before running off towards a parking area.

The woman suffered serious injuries in the attack and is still being treated in hospital.

Police have released two photographs of the area in the hope they might help bring forward witnesses to the "callous attack".

They said they were doing everything possible to trace the man and find the bag and its contents.

Image copyright Police Scotland
Image caption A second picture released by police shows the area where the man ran away

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