A GALASHIELS man will stand trial on a charge of assaulting a woman in a local nightclub.

Dale King of Forest Gardens is accused of punching her repeatedly on the head and body while she was on the ground.

He is also accused of kicking her on the head to her injury.

The alleged offence is said to have happened at the Warehouse Nightclub in Overhaugh Street, Galashiels, on December 27.

The 22-year-old pleaded not guilty at Selkirk Sheriff Court and a trial date has been set for October 12.