A MAN was abducted and viciously assaulted on Saturday evening after leaving a pub in Galashiels.

The 24-year-old was struck on the back of the head just after leaving the Gluepot.

He was then taken to a nearby flat, where he was subjected to a further assault.

Police are already following a positive line of enquiry, but are keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the initial attack.

Detective Constable Callum Peoples said: “This incident left a young man needing hospital treatment for serious injuries.

"We are keen to speak to anyone who was on Overhaugh Street on Saturday night around 9pm or 10pm and who may have witnessed this assault.

“Similarly anyone who was in the Gluepot pub on Saturday evening and who may have information about the incident, is asked to get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact officers via 101 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 quoting incident number 0587 of 31st January.