A 35-year-old man has appeared in private at Selkirk Sheriff Court accused of assaulting a woman to her severe injury.

It follows an incident in Kelso on Monday.

Matthew Wotherspoon from Falkirk is also charged with malicious damage, theft and driving while unfit through drink or drugs.

He made no plea and the case was continued for further examination.

Bail was refused and he was remanded in custody by Sheriff Kevin Duffy and he is expected to made a second court appearance at Jedburgh next week.