Police confirm teenager charged with Hawick murder

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A TEENAGER is due in court today accused of killing a man in Hawick, writes Bob Burgess.

The body of 43-year-old Christopher Swailes was found by police in property at Liddesdale Road in the Stonefield area of the town.

The discovery was made around 20 minutes to 11 on Monday morning and police immediately sealed off the area as forensic teams carried out a detailed examination.

Police were at first unable to say if the death was suspicious but last they confirmed a 19-year-old youth had been arrested and charged with murder.

He is due to make a private appearance before the sheriff at Duns later today.