Two face handgun charges

Jedburgh Sheriff Court
Jedburgh Sheriff Court

Two men, due to stand trial by jury, after they denied assaulting a man at a house in the town and presenting a handgun at him, have had a further first diet set for June 13 at Jedburgh Sheriff Court.

Robert Searle, 21, of Fraser Avenue, and 31-year-old Stephen Scott, of McLaren Court, both deny assaulting a man at a house in Oliver Crescent on August 12 last year, forcing him on to a bed, repeatedly punching him on the head, presenting a handgun at him, uttering threats of violence, and robbing him of a games console, a quantity of games, and a jacket.

Searle also denies assaulting a woman there, repeatedly uttering threats of violence and presenting a handgun at her.

A 25-year-old who denies posting a picture on a social networking site of a letter containing allegations against another man, will stand trial on October 2.

David Bell of Lothian Street, denies the allegation and sending threatening messages to the man on January 18.

An intermediate diet was set for September 5.