61-year-old cleared of assault and robbery at Kelso restaurant

The Contented Vine restaurant in Kelso.
The Contented Vine restaurant in Kelso.

A man accused of assault and robbery at a Kelso restaurant has been found not guilty following a trial at Jedburgh Sheriff Court.

Colin Millar had denied assaulting the manager of the Contented Vine in Horsemarket by threatening him with violence and robbing him of £185 on July 14 last year.

The 61-year-old, of Farrier Court in Kelso, was also charged with extortion by inducing him to send him a further £60.