A 58-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested and charged in connection with a series of fires in a Borders town, say police.

They include a blaze outside business premises on Jedburgh High Street at around 1.40am on Tuesday (October 25) and a series of fires involving bins in the early hours of Friday (October 28).

Nobody was injured in any of the incidents, according to police.

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He is expected to appear at Selkirk Sheriff Court on Monday. A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.

A 72-year-old man who had previously been charged in connection with the fire on the High Street will face no further action following further investigation, according to officers.