20-year-old will stand trial

Borders General Hospital. Google Maps
Borders General Hospital. Google Maps

A man has been accused of calling a police officer a terrorist and claiming he took part in the Manchester Arena bombing on May 22.

Peter Wiseman, 20, of Howegate, Hawick, is said to have made the claim during an incident at the accident and emergency department at the Borders General Hospital in Melrose, on June 10.

He is said to have behaved in a threatening or abusive manner by shouting and swearing and making abusive, threatening and offensive comments,

Wiseman denies a second charge of assaulting a female employee at the hospital by spitting in her face.

A trial date has been set for October 12, at Selkirk Sheriff Court.