A PEEBLES man accused of two assault charges has walked free from Selkirk Sheriff Court.

Peter Morey, 20, had denied assaulting a male and a female near his Dalatho Crescent home on June 8.

He also pleaded not guilty to threatening or abusive behaviour and possession of an offensive weapon, namely a knuckleduster.

After witnesses failed to appear for the trial diet, the prosecution never led any evidence and Morey was subsequently found not guilty.

His co-accused Valentino Cariello, also 20, of Gilmerton Dykes Drive, Edinburgh, who denied an assault was also cleared.