Teenage girl subjected to ‘frightening’ attack in Galashiels

DETECTIVES investigating a ‘frightening’ attack on a 17-year-old girl in Galashiels last night (Sunday 30 January 2022) have issued a description of the suspect.

And they are now appealing for anyone with information or who may have dash cam footage around the relevant time to get in touch.

The incident took place around 8.10 pm. The teenager was walking along an area known locally as the ‘The Black Path’ near Currie Road, when she was assaulted by a man.

As a result, she sustained an injury to her back.

The suspect is described as 5 ft 7 in height, of slim build, wearing a dark top with the hood up, a dark snood, and dark jogging bottoms.

He ran off in an unknown direction after the attack.

Detective Constable Bruce Dodds, Galashiels CID, said: “This was very frightening for the girl. Thankfully she managed to get in touch with her family who took her to hospital where she was treated and has now been discharged.

“Officers are making local enquiries and checking CCTV from the area but are appealing to anyone who may have been walking or driving in the area and has dash cam footage or any information about this incident to contact them.

“If you were in the area between 7.45 pm and 8.30 pm and maybe saw a man fitting the description hanging about the area, or have any details that may help police with their enquiries, then please get in touch.

“Officers will be patrolling the area today so please approach them if you can help.”

Any information to Galashiels CID via 101 quoting reference number 3494 of Sunday 30 January, 2022 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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