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Shocking moment teenage yobs attack council worker who asks them to move away from his car leaving him lying unconscious on the ground

COPS are hunting a gang of youths who battered a council community safety officer in a sickening attack as others filmed it and put it online.
The video captures the yobs kicking, Doug Whitson, 47, in the head as he lay unconscious beside a car.
Doug Whitson was attacked outside Keslo Rugby club

Violence erupted on Saturday night outside Kelso Rugby Club after Mr Whitson approached the youths and asked them move away from a parked car.
The video has been shared thousands of times on social media and viewed over 300,000 times since being posted on Monday night.
Mr Whitson wasn’t working at the time but had been at the Rugby clu, where he is part of the medical team.
Teenagers can be heard screaming, laughing and saying the man is “doon dead” while Doug lays motionless.
The shocking incident was filmed by onlookers and shared on Snapchat who captioned the video “f***ed up a baldy”.
Comedian Robin Armstrong shared the 30-second-clip to his Facebook page with the caption: “This will haunt that man forever. A group of teens attack a 47-year-old man in Kelso in the borders of Scotland for asking them to move away from his car.
“They knock him unconscious screaming like a bunch animals surrounding him. Sickeningly you hear a girl say he’s ‘down dead’ before laughing.
“They continue to kick him as he lies helpless half under a car. He’s now in hospital getting brain scans.”
Social media users were shocked at the contents of the footage.
Laura Donn wrote: “I’m so disappointed in what Kelso has become.”
Susan Lough Scott added: “This is disgusting. I hope they all get what they deserve. So close to home too.”
Nikki Gordon wrote: “It actually terrifies me how bad it’s getting. I’m actually scared for my kids growing up around this crap.”
The footage begins with a group of teenagers screaming and brawling with each other on a grass pitch.
The camera then spins round to a white car – and shockingly a man, who has been identified as Doug, can be seen lying underneath it.
A young man, wearing a white t-shirt and a black backpack, can be seen kicking out at Doug while he lies there – and has to be dragged away by another teenager.
Last night appealed for witnesses following the shocking assault which led to Doug being hospitalised.
A Police Scotland spokesman said: “Police in the Scottish Borders are appealing for witnesses following an assault at the Kelso Rugby Club.
“The incident happened around 8.15pm on Saturday 25th August.
“A 47-year-old man was attacked by a group of youths outside the ground and was taken to Borders General Hospital before later being released.
“Inquiries to identify those responsible are ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact police immediately, quoting incident number 4585 of the 25th August.”
A Scottish Borders Council spokesperson said: “We are extremely sorry to hear about the incident involving a member of our staff on Saturday evening and will offer any support we can.”
Kelso Rugby Club declined to comment as it’s now a Police matter.”
Mr Whitson has declined to comment.

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