WARRANTS have been issued for the arrest of a man and woman who failed to appear at Jedburgh Sheriff Court to answer an assault charge.
Danika Douglas, 20, of Elm Court, and Stephen Milliken, 27, of Fairhurst Drive, are both accused of repeatedly kicking and punching Kara-Ann Dalgleish on the head and body to her injury in Towerknowe on December 2.
Douglas faces a second charge of threatening behaviour.
Both accused had left telephone messages beforehand saying they were unable to attend court because they were looking after their respective mothers who were ill.
Sheriff Gerald Sinclair decided to issue warrants for their arrest.