A 27-year-old man has been accused of stealing a dog from the house of his former partner.

Stuart Moffett is said to have forced entry to Nacisha Jones' home and taken the boxer-type dog and a dog lead.

He appeared from custody at Selkirk Sheriff Court and denied a total of four offences.

Moffett pleaded not guilty to behaving in a threatening or abusive manner by forcing entry to a house in Glendinning Terrace, Galashiels, last Thursday and brandish a dog chain.

He also denied assaulting his former partner by pushing her on the body and striking a man called Lee Dickson on the face with a dog lead to his injury.

He faces a fourth charge of stealing a dog and a dog lead.

Moffett of Church Square, Galashiels, will stand trial on July 4 with an intermediate hearing on June 17.