A 27-year-old man accused of a machete attack in Selkirk town centre will face a trial by jury on August 5.

Harrison Long of Bemersyde Crescent, Selkirk, 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 the previous day.

He pleaded not guilty to a total of 14 charges at Jedburgh Sheriff Court.

The trial will take place at Selkirk Sheriff Court.