South Scotland

Galashiels man on mother murder attempt charge

A man has appeared in court in the Borders charged with attempting to murder his mother.

Niall Gray, 20, from Galashiels, is accused of carrying out a knife attack on the 44-year-old woman.

The incident is alleged to have taken place in the town's Beech Avenue during the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Mr Gray appeared in private at Jedburgh Sheriff Court where he made no plea or declaration and the case was continued for further examination.

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