A HAWICK man has appeared from custody at Jedburgh Sheriff Court and denied assaulting his partner on Monday.

Michael Mulholland, 37, pleaded not guilty to punching the woman in the face and struggling violently with her to her injury at a house in Hawick's Eastfield Road.

A trial date was set for November 14 with an intermediate hearing on October 28.

Bail was granted with the special condition not to consume alcohol or enter Eastfield Road.