A GALASHIELS man has appeared from custody at Jedburgh Sheriff Court accused of assaulting his former partner.

Christopher Ferguson of Meigle Street, pleaded not guilty to punching the woman repeatedly on the head and body whereby she was knocked to the ground.

The alleged also is said to have happened at a house in Knoll Place, Selkirk, on July 29.

A trial date has been set for October 25 at Selkirk Sheriff Court with an intermediate hearing on September 24 and the 30-year-old was released on bail.