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Pensioner banned from driving after passenger killed in Peebles road accident

A pensioner has admitted causing the death of an 87-year-old man by careless driving following a road accident near Peebles.

73-year-old old John Foster pleaded guilty at Selkirk Sheriff Court to the offence which happened on June 4 last year.

Robert Kerr from Glasgow was a passenger in Foster’s car when there was a two vehicle collision on the A72. He died in hospital shortly afterwards.

Foster, of Moodiesburn near Glasgow, has been given an interim disqualification preventing him from driving.

Peebles man charged with attempted murder

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A 51-year-old Peebles man has appeared in private at Selkirk Sheriff Court charged with attempted murder.

Colin Boyle is charged on petition with committing the offence at his home in Cuddyside at around 1.10pm yesterday.

A 34-year-old man is said to have sustained a serious wound that required treatment at Borders General Hospital.

Boyle made no plea and the case was continued for further examination. He was granted bail by Sheriff Peter Paterson.

Police Scotland have appealed for any witnesses who were in the Cuddyside area of Peebles at lunchtime on Monday to come forward.


Selkirk accountant admits role in £50k fraud scheme

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A Selkirk accountant has admitted to being involved in a fraudulent scheme involving almost £50,000 at the town's sheriff court.

Forty two-year-old William Ian Main pleaded guilty to making fraudulent applications and claims to government agency Skills Development Scotland.

The total sum he obtained by fraud amounted to £47,215.

The offence was committed at his business premises of Stark Main & Co Ltd in Dunsdale Road, Selkirk, between March 2013 and April 2015.

Sentence was deferred on Main of Priory Park, Selkirk, until December 5 for the production of background reports.

Jedburgh motorist five times over the legal alcohol limit banned from driving

In addition to the 24 month ban, he was fined £200. Credit: PA

A motorist from Jedburgh, Scotland, who was found to be more than five times the legal alcohol limit after being involved in an accident, has been banned from the road for two years at the town's Sheriff Court.

Thirty two year old Alistair McBain of High Street, recorded a breath reading of 115 microgrammes - the legal limit being 22 microgrammes. The court heard McBain struck a car which had been slowing down on the A68 at Ancrum at lunchtime on Friday, June 2.

Ambulance staff at the scene called the police and McBain gave what was described as a "very high level of reading." In addition to the 24 month ban, he was fined £200.

Man charged over Yarrow robbery

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Police in the Scottish Borders have arrested and charged a 20-year-old man following a robbery near Selkirk.

The incident happened on the evening of Wednesday 18th March in the Yarrow Valley area when a man threatened an 80-year-old woman in her home.

He then stole a quantity of cash and other items and left in a stolen Ford Fusion.

He is due to appear at Selkirk Sheriff Court on Monday (March 23).


Plan to sell house was "always doomed for failure"

Referring to Mr Turner's plan to sell the house, his lawyer told Selkirk Sheriff Court that it was "always doomed for failure".

""The moment he contacted any solicitor in respect of an offer, it would be discovered the property would not be in his name.

"When an offer was made he took the property off the market and tried to let it out instead."

– Greg McDonnel, Mr Turner's lawyer