Appeal to trace a knifeman

Galalaw in Hawick where a young man was seen with a knife heading towards nearby Guthrie Drive.
Galalaw in Hawick where a young man was seen with a knife heading towards nearby Guthrie Drive.

The public in Hawick could hold the key to tracing a man seen carrying a knife in the town last weekend.

Police in the Scottish Borders are appealing for witnesses following a man being seen in possession of a knife in a walkway. The incident occurred around 8.50pm on Sunday, April 16, on a walkway between the A7 and Galalaw Road.

The man is described as white, 5ft 6ins to 5ft 8ins tall, with short dark hair. He was believed to be wearing a black coloured body warmer, white short sleeved shirt, denim coloured jeans, black boots and a cap with a camouflage pattern on it.

He was last seen heading down the walkway towards Guthrie Drive.

Anyone who may have seen the man in the area or recognises the description is urged to contact the Community Policing Team at Hawick Police Station by 101. Alternatively information can be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.