Trial for knife accused

Jedburgh Sheriff Court
Jedburgh Sheriff Court

A man has been accused of holding a knife to a female neighbour’s throat.

Steven Coulter, 45, is charged with assaulting the woman by seizing hold of her body and hair and also uttering a threat of violence.

The offence is alleged to have happened at his home in Melrose Court on Thursday.

He pleaded not guilty to the charge and a trial was set for Jedburgh Sheriff Court on June 2.

Coulter was released on bail with the special condition of not contacting two named neighbours.