Man accused of attempted murder following Selkirk fire

A Selkirk man has appeared in private at the town's sheriff court accused of attempted murder.

By Court reporter
Thursday, 2nd June 2022, 4:41 pm
Updated Friday, 3rd June 2022, 9:25 am
Selkirk Sheriff Court.
Selkirk Sheriff Court.

The charge against Dean Knowles also includes wilful fire raising to the danger of life.

The 34-year-old made no plea and the case was continued for further examination.

Bail was refused and Knowles was remanded in custody.

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It follows a blaze in the Ettrick Road area of Selkirk last month, during which a man had to be rescued from the roof of a property.

He suffered smoke inhalation and was transported to hospital by ambulance for treatment.