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Man in court over Galashiels Health Centre disturbance

Police at the scene of the incident at Galashiels Health Centre Credit: ITV News Border

A man who doused himself with petrol at a Borders health centre has appeared in court.

Galashiels Health Centre was evacuated when John McCarry went into a consulting room, poured petrol over his head and held a lighter in his hand.

Selkirk Sheriff Court heard that Mr McCarry was furious that he would lose his benefits because Job Centre Officials had declared him fit to work.

He admitted a breach of the peace charge and sentencing was adjourned until the end of May.