A SUSPECTED armed robber is back behind bars after being accused of threatening to kill a man following his release from prison.

William Quarry was initially remanded in custody after being charged with brandishing a knife at a member of staff in the Co-operative Store in Roxburgh Street, Kelso, and stealing whisky and cigarettes on Monday, January 28.

The 36-year-old was released on bail last week after his second private court appearance when he was fully committed for trial.

However, Quarry of Jedburgh Road, Kelso, has subsequently appeared back at Jedburgh Sheriff Court charged with causing a disturbance in a ward at Borders General Hospital last Friday.

He is accused of behaving in a threatening or abusive manner and threatening to kill himself and another person.

Quarry pleaded not guilty and a trial date has been fixed for March 28 with an intermediate hearing on March 11.

Bail was refused and he was remanded in custody until then.