A PENSIONER has appeared in private at Selkirk Sheriff Court accused of lewd and libidinous practices towards two young girls.

The offences are alleged to have occurred in the Galashiels area between 1999 and 2002.

Sixty-six-year-old Randolph Hudson, who gave an address in Leicester, made no plea and the case was continued for further examination.

He was granted bail by Sheriff David Clapham.