Man charged with wasting police time after missing person search in Galashiels

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A 19-year-old man has been charged with wasting police time over a missing person search in Galashiels yesterday morning.

A helicopter was seen circling above the town at around 10am after reports that a person had jumped off the George Craig Bridge into the Gala Water at around 4am yesterday.

However, the search was called off, with police now believing the call was a hoax.

The 19-year-old man will be reported to the procurator fiscal.