A GALASHIELS man has appeared from custody at Jedburgh Sheriff Court and denied assaulting his former partner at the weekend.

John Mein, 55, of Scott Street, is accused of punching the woman twice to the body in Overhaugh Street on Saturday.

He also pleaded not guilty to behaving in a threatening or abusive manner in the Gluepot public house and failing to give his details to the police when requested to do so.

A trial date has been fixed for November at Selkirk Sheriff Court.