A 41-year-old man who was arrested in connection with an alleged assault in Peebles has been released without appearing in court.
Lothian and Borders Police said that a male was due to appear from custody today (November 22nd), at Jedburgh Sheriff Court charged with attacking a 52-year-old woman in a shop on Peebles High Street on November 13th.
Aspokesman for the Crown Office said there was no court appearance with the matter still under investigation.
"The Procurator Fiscal at Selkirk received a report concerning a 41 year old male in connection with an alleged incident on November 13 in Peebles."After full and careful consideration of the report by the Procurator Fiscal, the accused was liberated pending further investigations."
A 41-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with an alleged assault on a woman in Peebles.The 52-year-old was attacked on November 13th when she was working in a shop on the High Street.
The man is scheduled to appear at Selkirk Sheriff Court tomorrow (November 22nd).
Meanwhile, Detectives are continuing to investigate a second report of assault on a 41-year-old woman in Dovecot Road on November 17th.
John Buchan wrote the iconic book The 39 Steps - and now there's a museum dedicated to one of the most famous of all Scottish authors.
The John Buchan Story in Peebles charts the writer's life, his links to the Borders and his literary story. Hundreds of thousands of pounds was raised to open the museum, after a previous one was forced to close. ITV Borders reporter Hannah Lomas went to find out more and sent this report:
A museum has opened dedicated to one of the most famous authors Scotland has ever produced. The John Buchan Story in Peebles charts The 39 Steps writers life, his links to the Borders and his literary story.
Hundreds of thousands of pounds was raised to open the museum, after a previous one was forced to close. Hannah Lomas has been speaking to some of the first visitors through the door
A new museum dedicated to one of Scotland's most famous authors has opened.The John Buchan Story in Peebles charts the life of the author of The 39 Steps, his family connections to the Borders and literary story.
It features exhibits that were on show in a previous museum in Broughton that shut in 2011. Fundraisers have secured £300,000 needed to open the new museum at the Chambers Institution.Among the first visitors were pupils from Lockerbie Academy who have been studying The 39 Steps.
Police are appealing for information after a female shop assistant was assaulted in Pebbles yesterday (13th November).
The attack happened at around 4.45pm at Thistle Quilting on Peebles High Street.
A man, described as white, in his 40's, around 5'10", of medium build with short black hair, entered the shop, assaulted the shop assistant then ran off in the direction of North Bridge.
He is described as wearing a navy jacket and blue jeans.
A Police spokesperson said:
“This appears to have been an unprovoked attack which has left the victim very shaken. I would urge anyone who has information in relation to this incident to contact Peebles Police station on 01721720637 or contact the Crimestoppers Charity anonymously on 0800 111555."
A legacy to the famous Scot who wrote the thriller novel 'The thirty nine steps' has opened in Peebles. The John Buchan Museum toom three years to plan and is dedicated to one of Scotland's most distinguished sons. It showcases his life, his family connections in Peebles and his literary story.
Plagued by ill health and unable to join up in 1914 but wrote his many-volumed History of the Great War, Served on Haig’s staff, was a Times correspondent and later the first Director of Information.
He became deputy Chairman of Reuters and in 1927 he entered the House of Commons as member for the Combined Scottish Universities. By now Richard Hannay has had four of his five adventures – The Thirty Nine Steps,Greenmantle, Mr Standfast and The Three Hostages.