Man Assaulted And Robbed By Group Of Youths In Peebles

Police are appealing for information after a man was assaulted and robbed in Victoria Park, Peebles, on Saturday, 24 June 2023.

Between 6 pm and 7 pm, a 36-year-old man was in the park near the football pitches when he was approached by a group of youths. An altercation then took place during which the man was assaulted and had his wallet stolen. He was taken by ambulance to Borders General Hospital as a precaution but has since been discharged.

Officers from Galashiels CID are appealing for information.

“The youths involved are all believed to be between 14 and 18 years. At this time, we don’t have any further description, however, from our enquiries so far we believe that they had been in Victoria Park for some time causing a nuisance and approaching older members of the public to buy drink for them.

“There was a funfair in the park, a bit away from where the attack took place, but the general area was busy with people and so I would ask anyone who saw the youths or the assault to contact police.

If you have any information that may assist our investigation, please contact police via 101 quoting reference number 3125 of Saturday, 24 June 2023. Alternatively, details can be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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