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Driver charged over Galashiels monument crash

The damaged Mercat Cross Credit: ITV Border

A motorist has been charged with careless driving after crashing into an historic monument in the Scottish Borders.

The 147-year-old Mercat Cross in Galashiels was badly damaged following a single vehicle collision on Monday 12th March.

Police Scotland have confirmed a 55-year-old man has been charged with careless driving and a report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal at Selkirk.

Meanwhile, Scottish Borders Council say the monument will need to be taken down for repair and then carefully put back together again.