A 51-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested and charged in connection with the serious assault of a 34-year-old man in the Cuddyside area of Peebles.

The incident happened around 1.10pm on Monday, November 6.

The 34-year-old sustained a serious wound to his torso, which required treatment at Borders General Hospital.

The 51-year-old man is due to appear in court today (Tuesday, November 7).

Detective Sergeant Stevie Halls of Galashiels CID said: “Although someone has been charged in connection with this incident, we are still appealing for information.

“I would encourage anyone who was in the Cuddyside area of Peebles around lunchtime on Monday, November 6, to get in touch with us at their earliest convenience.”

Those with information can contact officers at Galashiels CID on 101, quoting incident number 1638 of November 6, or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.