A MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC who stopped to assist the victim in an assault in the South College Street area of Elgin is being asked to come forward.
Police in the Moray town say that a 36-year-old was assaulted by another man at around 9am on Saturday (June 17).
He had been walking alongside the A96 in the South College Street and East Road area. The victim was uninjured as a result of the incident but was left shaken.
The member of the public who assisted is believed to have been driving a black pick-up truck. A 25-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman have been charged in relation to the incident and others relating to it and are expected to appear at Elgin Sheriff Court today.
Enquiry officer PC Brian Donaldson from the Elgin Divisional Alcohol and Violence Reduction Unit said: “A 25-year-old man has been charged in relation to this incident; however we are keen to speak with a man who stopped to see if the victim was ok shortly after the assault happened.
“The member of the public who stopped is believed to have been driving a black pick-up truck. Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 quoting reference CF0174700617 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 if you wish to remain anonymous.”