Early morning assault in Hawick

Police are seeking a man after the shop robbery on Sunday night. Picture: Police Scotland

Police are seeking a man after the shop robbery on Sunday night. Picture: Police Scotland

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Police in the Scottish Borders are appealing for witnesses following a vandalism and assault in Hawick.

Three males were seen around 3am on Sunday, April 3, causing damaging to a number of cars in the Roxburghe Drive and Stirches Road area.

At approximately 3.50am, a 20-year-old man has been assaulted by two males while walking on Princes Street.

He sustained minor injuries and was treated at the scene by the Scottish Ambulance Service.

The two suspects were part of a larger group of 4-5 males, described as 16-17 years old.

One of the suspects is described as wearing grey joggers, and a dark-coloured shell suit style jacket. He had a line shaved into his hair on either the right or left hand side.

The group were last seen heading towards the old Waverly Walk.

Sergeant Rachel Campbell of Hawick said: “This was a completely unprovoked attack and there will be an increase in high visibility patrols in the local area over the coming days.

“We’d urge anyone with information about either the assault or the vandalisms, or who recognises the descriptions of the suspects, to get in touch as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.