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.

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.

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.