A HAWICK man has been accused of carrying out an assault in the car park of Selkirk Sheriff Court.

Allan Murray, of McLagan Drive, denies assaulting Edward Tams who was then in custody of G4S staff.

The 44-year-old is alleged to have seized hold of Mr Tams' arm while he was handcuffed to G4S staff, causing his injury on January 19 last year.

A trial date has been fixed for March 27 at Selkirk Sheriff Court.