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A man's been remanded in custody after appearing in court charged with a serious sexual assault in Galashiels.
32-year-old Darren Richardson from Galashiels made no plea or declaration when he appeared at Selkirk Sheriff Court and his case was continued for further examination.
He was remanded in custody by Sheriff Kevin Drummond pending his next appearance on Tuesday, August 27.
The court appearance follows an incident in the Langlee area of Galashiels on Friday night when a woman was allegedly subjected to a serious sexual assault in her own home.
A 32 year-old man is due to appear at Selkirk Sheriff Court on Monday 19th of August after being charged with a serious sexual assault on a woman in Galashiels on Friday night.
The woman was attacked in her home in the Langlee area of the town.
A 32-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with a report of serious sexual assault in the Langlee area of Galashiels on Friday 16th August.He is scheduled to appear at Selkirk Sheriff Court on Monday 19th August.
A police spokesman said a man is scheduled to appear at Selkirk Sheriff Court on Monday.
Police Scotland say that a man has now been detained in connection with the attack.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was assaulted in her home in the Langlee area at around 10pm on Friday 16th August.
A 36-year-old woman was at home in Beech Avenue when a man entered the property and attacked her for a sustained period before making his escape.
The suspect is described as beingwhite, 5ft 7ins tall with a skinny build, dirty blond hair and a tattoo on the back of his neck. He had a burn mark on his right forearm and a cut on his right index finger. The man was wearing blue jeans, a blue striped top and is believed to have been drinking.
Detective Inspector Derek Long from the Lothians and Scottish Borders Division said: