A MAN has been charged with fraud after allegedly failing to honour building work contracts with three homeowners in Selkirk and Greenlaw.

The 41-year-old is accused of defrauding homeowners in Ladyshaw Drive and another street in Selkirk, as well as The Avenue in Greenlaw.

It is alleged that thousands of pounds were handed over between January and earlier this month for work to be carried out.

Detective Sergeant Callum Peoples said: "We treat all reports of fraud with the utmost seriousness and carry out a thorough investigation whenever such offences are brought to our attention.

"If you would like to report a crime of this nature then please contact us via 101 or make an anonymous report to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

A report has been sent to the Procurator Fiscal.