A TEENAGER has appeared in court accused of assaulting a 47-year-old man along with a group of children in an incident captured on video.

The alleged attack went viral on social media last summer.

The 17-year-old - who cannot be named for legal reasons - is charged with knocking the man unconscious during the alleged attack in the grounds of Kelso Rugby Club on August 25.

He pleaded not guilty at Jedburgh Sheriff Court to, while acting with children, assaulting the man by repeatedly striking him whereby he fell to the ground and while he was on the ground and unable to defend himself repeatedly kicking by on the head and body.

A second teenager appeared on the same complaint charged with assaulting another man also in the grounds of Kelso Rugby Club on August 25.

Lewis Finlay, 18, of Monksford, Newtown St Boswells, denied, while acting with children, assaulting a man and when he was on the ground and unable to defend himself repeatedly kicking him on the head and body to his injury.

A trial date has been fixed for October 1 with an intermediate hearing on September 17.

Both teenagers were granted bail with special conditions not to contact several named individuals and also not to enter Kelso Rugby Club.