A HAWICK man has appeared from custody at Jedburgh Sheriff Court charged with assaulting and robbing his former partner of her handbag and mobile phone.

Craig Dickson, 35, of Ruberslaw Road, pleaded not guilty to the offence which is said to have happened in Melrose Court and Howdenbank, Hawick, on Monday.

He also denied a charge of breaching his bail by contacting his former partner.

A trial date has been fixed for January 9 with an intermediate hearing on December 9.

Dickson was released on bail with special conditions not top contact seven named people and not to enter Melrose Court or Howdenbank.