A 20-year-old man has appeared in private at Jedburgh Sheriff Court, accused of assaulting and robbing an 80-year-old woman in her home.

Taylor Wright faces a total of seven charges, including stealing a car, entering the property in possession of an imitation firearm and using the pensioner's bank card to withdraw money.

The offences are alleged to have taken place at a house in the Yarrow Valley area last Wednesday (18 March).

Mr Wright made no plea or declaration and the case was continued for further examination.

He was remanded in custody.