Police are appealing for information after a 36-year-old male pedestrian was assaulted by two men at the side of a north-east road.
Officers are asking for assistance from anyone who was driving on the A98 between Portsoy and Macduff on Friday night at around 8pm.
The man was assaulted by two men at the side of the road between Banff and Whitehills – the men had been in a small white car. The victim was left upset by the incident but not injured.
Investigating Officer PC Logan Masson, of the Banff Community Policing Team, said: “The road would have been relatively busy at that time of night and it is understood that a number of drivers may have witnessed the altercation.
“I would ask that anyone who saw this or who has dash cam footage from this incident, get in touch with us on 101 quoting reference 4148 of 24 August.
“Information can also be given anonymously by calling the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”