Police investigation ongoing after 16-year-old boy attacked

AN investigation is under way after a teenager suffered serious facial injuries during a disturbance involving around 20 people in the Borders last weekend.

Around 1am on Sunday, August 22, officers were called to a report of a large-scale disturbance in The Square, Kelso.

When the officers arrived at the scene there was no trace of the disturbance, however a 16-year-old boy was found to have been assaulted.

He was taken by police to the Borders General Hospital where he was treated for a serious facial injury.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “From our enquiries so far, we believe that there were up to 20 people involved in this disturbance.

“Officers have spoken to some of those involved but are keen to hear from anyone else who was there or who may have information about what happened.

“If you can assist officers with their enquiries, then please call police on 101 or via our online ‘CONTACT US’ page at http://www.scotland.police.uk/contact-us, quoting reference number 0285 of 22 August 2021.

“Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be called anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their online reporting tool at crimestoppers-uk.org.”

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