Pensioner assaulted in Coldstream

Police have appealed for witnesses after an 80-year-old man was assaulted during a row between two dog owners in Coldstream.

Sunday, 21st August 2016, 12:16 pm
Updated Sunday, 21st August 2016, 1:58 pm

The incident happened on Tuesday, August 16, on the High Street at around 1pm.

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The 80-year-old was walking his Border terrier when it was approached by a Labrador which he tried to push away. The Labrador owner arrived and during an altercation between the two the pensioner was pushed and fell onto a parked car.

PC Fraser Mortimer said: “This was an appalling incident which could have resulted in a very serious injury for the man who was very shaken but fortunately only slightly hurt.”

The suspect has been described as male, in his 40s, around 5’7 or 5’8tall, of slim build with messy hair and wearing a T-shirt.