A TEENAGER has been assaulted in the Borders, say police.

The incident happened between 7pm-7.45pm on Thursday (March 16) on a path between Hawick’s Galalaw Road and the B6359/A7.

The 16-year-old boy was approached by two people with their faces covered who demanded his possessions and assaulted him, according to officers.

They then left on foot in the direction of the A7.

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The teenager suffered minor injuries.

Detectives are now appealing for information.

Detective Constable Narelle Allan said: “Our enquiries are ongoing and I would urge anyone who may have seen or heard a disturbance in the area to get in touch.

“We would also be keen to speak to anyone who may have been driving in the area and could have dashcam footage.

“Anyone who can help is asked to call 101, quoting reference 3416 of March 16, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”