Galashiels man, 33, remanded in custody after Croft Street handbag assault charge

Jedburgh Sheriff Court sign.

Jedburgh Sheriff Court sign.

A man has been remanded in custody after being accused of assaulting an 85-year-old woman to her severe injury and robbing her of her handbag.

Alexander Watson, 33, of Croft Street, Galashiels, made no plea or declaration during a private hearing at Jedburgh Sheriff Court.

The case was continued for further examination and Watson was remanded in custody by Sheriff Peter Paterson.

He is due to appear again at Selkirk Sheriff Court next Tuesday.

It follows an incident in Croft Street, on Saturday, September 10, when the pensioner’s handbag was stolen.

She sustained serious injuries and was taken to Borders General Hospital for treatment.