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Richard Cassidy charged with murder of David Farish in Tweedbank

David Farish Image copyright Police Scotland
Image caption The body of David Farish was found in his home in Tweedbank

A man has appeared in private at Jedburgh Sheriff Court charged with the murder of a 75-year-old man.

Richard Cassidy, 68, is accused of stabbing David Farish to death with a knife at his home in Broadlee Bank, Tweedbank, last Tuesday.

The body of Mr Farish was discovered two days later on the Thursday after an anonymous phone call to police.

Mr Cassidy, of no fixed abode, made no plea or declaration and the case was continued.

There was no application for bail and he was remanded in custody by Sheriff Peter Paterson.

His next appearance in court will be at Selkirk Sheriff Court next week on a date to be confirmed.

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