A 32-year-old man accused of stealing a bus and driving off while unfit through drink or drugs has been remanded in custody at Jedburgh Sheriff Court until his trial.

Simon Ness also faces a charge of dangerous driving after police tried to stop the public service vehicle during last week's alleged incident which is said to have started at the Transport Interchange in Galashiels.

Ness, from Penicuik, faces a total of eight charges which also includes failing to give a specimen of breath, no insurance, no licence, failing to reveal the identity of the driver of a vehicle and breaching bail.

He made no plea during a second private court appearance and he was fully committed for trial.

A motion for bail was refused and Ness was remanded in custody.