A 38-year-old man has appeared in private at Selkirk Sheriff Court accused of assaulting a woman with intent to rape.

Fereti Bureqele – who gave an address in Aberdeen – is alleged to have committed the offence in the West Linton area.

He faces two other charges of assault and also behaving in a threatening or abusive manner.

Bureqele made no plea and the case was continued for further examination and he was released on bail.