Man is arrested for serious assault in Hawick

Police are investigating vehicle thefts in Westerglen Road, Falkirk and Register Street in Bo'ness
Police are investigating vehicle thefts in Westerglen Road, Falkirk and Register Street in Bo'ness

A 29-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with a serious assault that took place in the centre of Hawick on Thursday night.

At around 11pm a man in his 30s sustained a number of head and facial injuries following the altercation within a domestic premises in the Millport area.

He was transferred to Borders General Hospital for treatment and has since been discharged.

Officers swiftly traced a man as part of their inquiries and he has now been reported to the Procurator Fiscal.

Detective Sergeant James Welsh of Dalkeith CID said: “Attacks of this nature are completely unacceptable and it goes without saying that Police Scotland has a zero tolerance approach towards anyone involved in this sort of criminal activity.

“We will always act on information passed to us.”