A GALASHIELS man has appeared from custody at Jedburgh Sheriff Court and denied injuring a man by assaulting him.

Forty-nine-year-old Raymond McCallum pleaded not guilty to striking Richard Cleghorn on the body with an unknown sharp object and struggling violently with him.

The offence is alleged to have been committed in the Aster Court area of Langlee on August 31.

McCallum of Winston Place, will stand trial on December 21 with an intermediate hearing on November 20.

He was released on bail with the special conditions that he does not approach or contact four named people or enter Beech Avenue in Galashiels.