POLICE are following a positive line of inquiry following a vicious assault in Peebles.

The incident happened in the High Street this morning.

An eyewitness told us: "I saw a fight break out and there was lots of blood."

There have also been unconfirmed reports of a man carrying a knife.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: "Police were called to a premises in Peebles High Street at around 10.40am following reports of a serious assault.

"An ambulance attended and a man was treated at the scene.

"The incident was contained and there was no threat to the wider public.

"Inquiries are ongoing.

"We are following a positive line of inquiry."