Teen faces murder charge

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A TEENAGER has made a private court appearance charged with the murder of a 43-year-old man.

Dean Rippon is accused of murdering 43-year-old Christopher Swailes at a house in Liddesdale Road on Monday.

The 19-year-old made no plea or declaration when he appeared on petition at Duns Sheriff Court and the case was continued for further examination.

Rippon was remanded in custody by Sheriff Donald Corke.