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:
Police are appealing for witnesses to a report of a serious sexual assault in Kendal.
The incident is alleged to have taken place on Saturday afternoon (9th March), between 5pm and 6pm.
A 22-year-old woman was approached by a man in the town centre and it is believed she was then sexually assaulted in the Angel Yard area of the town.
A 29-year-old local man is being questioned in connection with the offence and remains in police custody.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Cumbria Police.
A former Cumbrian vicar has appeared at Carlisle Crown Court accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy.
Andrew John Folks, who used to be a vicar at Great Langdale in the Lake District, faces two charges of indecently assaulting the boy.
Mr Folks only spoke to confirm his name, before the case was adjourned. He was remanded on bail and will be asked to enter his please at his next court appearance on 4th March.
Part of Penrith was cordoned off today as police launched an investigation into an alleged sexual assault on a woman.
The 33 year old was attacked as she walked home alone just before five o'clock this morning.
It happened in the town's De Whelpdale Lane area.
Police say the victim was not injured but has been left shocked by the incident.
Officers searched the scene this morning and are also studying CCTV footage of the area.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a 17 year old girl suffered a serious sexually assault.
It took place yesterday afternoon near Dalrymple Street in Stranraer.
Police want to speak to anyone who may have seen a couple arguing earlier in the day near the TSB Bank in the town centre.