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Police name man found dead in the Borders on Boxing Day

Two bodies were found at a property on Ladyrig View Credit: ITV Border

A man who died in an incident in the Scottish Borders on Boxing Day has been named as 53-year-old Kevin Armstrong, from Heiton.

His body was found at a property in Ladyrig View in Heiton on Tuesday 26 December 2017, in which Pauline Cockburn, aged 48 and from Kelso, was also found dead.

Pauline Cockburn's death is being treated as murder while Kevin Armstrong's death is not suspicious.

Investigations are ongoing, but police are not looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths.

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Bail rejected for Jordan murder accused

Jordan Watson Credit: REX Shutterstock

One of three young men accused of murdering a Carlisle schoolboy has had an application for bail rejected.

Brahnn Finley, 19, was remanded in custody having been jointly charged with the murder of 14-year-old Jordan Watson. Jordan's body was found in a Carlisle cemetery by a member of the public in June.

Finley is charged with murder along with Daniel Johnston, 19, and George Thomson, 18. They are also currently in custody.

The three men, who all have Carlisle addresses, are due to appear at the city's crown court early next month.

Ahead of that hearing, Finley applied to be released on bail. His application was considered at the crown court today (TUES).

This was opposed by Tim Evans, on behalf of the prosecution, and refused by Judge Paul Batty QC, who stated that Finley must remain in custody.

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