Two charged over death of Galashiels man in London stabbing

44-year-old Michael Boyle, from Galashiels, was found stabbed in Southwark in February Credit: PA

Two men are set to appear at the Old Bailey on Tuesday 10 April, following the murder of a man from Galashiels in south London.

44-year-old Michael Boyle, from Galashiels, was stabbed in Southwark on Sunday 25 February.

Police were called to the Sir Robert Peel Public House in Langdale Close in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Michael Boyle was found injured and taken to hospital where he later died on Saturday 10 March.

His next of kin have been informed.

Geoffrey Downs, 37, of Grosvenor Terrace, was charged on Monday 26 February with attempted murder, possession of an offensive weapon and common assault.

He appeared at Camberwell Green Magistrates' Court on Monday, 26 February.

He was remanded in custody at the Old Bailey on Monday 26 March, where the indictment was changed to murder.

Derek Green, 48, of Langdale Close, was charged on 13 March with attempting to pervert the course of justice.

He was kept in custody to appear at Camberwell Magistrates' Court on Wednesday 14 March.