BGH accused’s trial is postponed

Selkirk Sheriff Court

Selkirk Sheriff Court

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A man accused of assaulting a nurse at Borders General Hospital will stand trial next year.

Scott Niblo’s trial at Selkirk Sheriff Court on Tuesday was postponed after the Crown requested an adjournment to consider the content of an expert’s report supporting the 20-year-old’s special defence.

Niblo, of Brougham Place, has pleaded not guilty to behaving in a threatening or abusive manner at the hospital on August 25 last year, running around, threatening officers with violence and struggling with staff and police.

He also denies assaulting a nurse by pushing, whereby
he fell against a wall and
assaulting an employee by pushing him on the