A 27-year-old man accused of a machete attack in Selkirk town centre is facing a total of 14 charges.

Harrison Long made a second private appearance at the town's sheriff court where he was remanded in custody.

He is charged with assaulting a 41-year-old man to his severe injury and permanent disfigurement with a machete in Market Place, Selkirk, on the morning of Sunday, February 3.

Long also faces charges of attempting to strike a woman on the body with a machete and possession of offensive weapons - namely a machete and a metal pole.

Thereafter, he is charged with threatening or abusive behaviour towards officers at Hawick Police Station and vandalism of a cell including defecating and smearing faeces on the walls.

Long is also accused of assaulting the same woman and cruelty to a dog by pinning it down and repeatedly stamping on its head at a house in West Port, Selkirk, in Selkirk the previous day.

He made no plea to the 14 charges during a private hearing at Selkirk Sheriff Court.

Long - who gave an address at Bemersyde Crescent, Selkirk, - was fully committed for trial and was remanded in custody by Sheriff David Clapham.