Duns Road: Two men assaulted and car window smashed during incident in East Lothian village shop

An appeal has been launched after two men were assaulted and car windows smashed during a disturbance in a village shop

Tuesday, 1st June 2021, 5:29 pm
Updated Tuesday, 1st June 2021, 5:30 pm

The incident occurred outside a village shop on Duns Road in Gifford around 6.50pm on Monday, May 31.

Police Scotland received reports that a man was causing a disturbance inside the shop and vandalising the property.

He then assaulted a 46-year-old man within the shop before leaving, where he then assaulted a 55-year-old man.

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Duns Road: Two men assaulted and car window smashed during incident in East Lothian village shop

After this, he smashed two car windows, one of a Mitsubishi and one Land Rover, before heading off in the direction of The Wynd.

Nobody was seriously injured during this disturbance, but there was significant damage done to the shop and the cars.

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The man responsible is described as being white, bald, of a stocky build and in his forties.

At the time he was wearing a black t-shirt, black jogging bottoms and white trainers.

Sergeant Ryan Gilhooly of Haddington police station said: “This incident caused significant damage and distress to those involved who, thankfully, were not seriously injured.

“We are keen to trace the man responsible as soon as possible and would urge anyone who was in the area and saw what happened to get in touch with police as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information or who witnessed the incident has been asked to contact police on 101, quoting incident number 3373 of 31 May.

Those who would like to provide the police with evident anonymously can call Crimestoppers (Scotland) on 0800 555111.

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