POLICE are trying to track down a driver who narrowly missed hitting a mum and her baby on a pedestrian crossing in Selkirk.

The woman was carrying her 12-week-old son when the driver of a 4x4 vehicle ignored a red light.

Although both the 35-year-old woman and her child escaped unhurt, officers want to trace the near-miss driver.

Constable Lesley Shiell told the Border Telegraph: "Fortunately, no one was injured during this incident, but it left the mother quite shaken, as the car passed relatively close to where she was crossing with her son.

"The driver's failure to observe the red light could have resulted in a very serious collision and we are treating this matter very seriously."

The incident happened around 11.15am last Thursday (June 7) on the High Street.

The mother and her baby were using the pedestrian crossing outside the County Hotel.

Police believe the driver of the old-style 4x4, who was heading north towards Galashiels, is around 30 to 40 years old.

PC Shiell added: "Anyone who was on Selkirk High Street on Thursday morning and witnessed what happened, or who can help us identify the male driving the 4x4 car is urged to contact police immediately."

Anyone with information can contact Selkirk Police Station via 101 and quote incident number 1327 of the 7th June.

Alternatively, an anonymous report can be made to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.