A 24-year-old man has been remanded in custody after being accused of a series of offences in Peebles on Boxing Day including assaulting a female to her severe injury.

Dean O'Donnell is also charged with assaulting another woman to her injury, theft of a purse, money and a mobile phone, police assault and behaving in a threatening or abusive manner.

The offences are said to have happened in the Cuddyside and Kingsmeadows Road areas of Peebles.

O'Donnell, of no fixed abode, made no plea during a private hearing at Selkirk Sheriff Court.

He was fully committed for trial and bail was refused by Sheriff John Cook.