Jury trial for pensioner

Jedburgh Sheriff Court
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A 73-year-old man who denies pouring boiling water over a woman is due to stand trial by jury on August 11.

Alexander Morgan, c/o Howegate, appeared on indictment at Jedburgh Sheriff Court and denied assaulting a woman at a house at Tower Knowe on October 24, seizing her by the hair, dragging her into the kitchen, and pouring boiling water on her body, to her injury.

He also denies assaulting the same woman on October 25 by repeatedly cutting her on the body with a knife to her injury.

A further first diet was set for August 1.