South Scotland

Two arrests over Jedburgh sexual harassment

Jedburgh Town Hall Image copyright Geograph
Image caption The women told police they thought they were getting into a taxi outside Jedburgh Town Hall

Two men have been arrested and charged after two women were sexually harassed in Jedburgh at the weekend.

The women told police they had got into a car, wrongly believing it to be a taxi, in the early hours of Sunday after an event at the town hall.

They said they got out of the vehicle after they were harassed and were left at a dark, rural location.

Police Scotland said two men, aged 19 and 25, would be reported to the procurator fiscal.

Insp Alistair Hutchens said: "I would like to thank the public who came forward and provided us with vital information that greatly assisted with this investigation.

"We believe there may still be members of the public who saw two males driving around Jedburgh that evening leading up to the incident and may be able to assist with our inquiry. I would urge these individuals to come forward.

"Crimes of this nature are extremely rare in the Scottish Borders but whenever such crimes do occur we will respond robustly and utilise all resources at our disposal to bring anyone involved to justice."

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