A 31-year-old man has been remanded in custody after being accused of causing a disturbance in the town on August 15.

Mark Turnbull is alleged to have threatened the occupants of a property in Brisbane Place and wilfully and recklessly damaging the front door.

He is also charged with struggling violently with two police constables and possession of cannabis in Cross Street, Kelso, on the same date.

Turnbull also faces charges of stealing cigarette lighters from Home Bargains in Galashiels on June 1 and then being the owner of a lurcher type dog which was dangerously out of control and bit a police constable at Gala Water Retail Park on August 15 as well as behaving in a threatening or abusive manner.

Turnbull of Berrymoss Court, pleaded not guilty at Jedburgh Sheriff Court to all seven charges and a trial date was set for September 19.

He is currently remanded in custody in connection with the matter.