Murder suspect named

David Farish
David Farish

Tweedbank pensioner David Farish was murdered at his home last Thursday in what has been described as a brutal stabbing attack.

The 75-year-old was found dead at his home in Broadlee Bank by police, who had been alerted to the address by an anonymous caller.

After a post mortem on Saturday, it was confirmed that the death was being treated as a murder.

Following an investigation, 68-year-old Richard Cassidy – of no fixed abode – was arrested and charged with murder, and he made his first appearance at Jedburgh Sheriff Court yesterday.

He made no plea or declaration, and he was remanded in custody for further investigation.

His next appearance is expected to be on March 3.