Trial date set for High Street assault accused

A 21-year-old man appeared in private, charged on petition with assaulting another man
to his severe injury in the
town’s High Street at the weekend.

Lee Johnstone, of Ramsay Road, made no plea or declaration when he appeared at Selkirk Sheriff Court on Monday.

The case was continued for further examination of the evidence, and Johnstone remanded in custody meantime.

Johnstone pleaded not guilty to two separate charges of assaulting a woman at a house in Crumhaugh Road, by repeatedly punching and kicking her and knocking her to the ground to her injury, and reckless damage to property there by punching a door.

A trial date for the latter charges has been set for August 22. Intermediate diet July 30.