POLICE in the Scottish Borders are appealing for witnesses after a robbery in Peebles.

The incident happened on a path leading from the pedestrian bridge on the Cuddyside towards March Street around 10.05pm on Friday July 7.

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A 42-year-old man and a 54-year-old woman were walking in the area when they were approached and threatened by a group of youths.

The man was then assaulted and a bag containing a quantity of alcohol was stolen.

The man attended Borders General Hospital and received treatment to a number of injuries. The woman was uninjured.

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Enquiries into this incident are ongoing and anyone who believes they may be able to help can call 101, quoting reference 3114 of 8 July, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.