Man charged with driving offences after deaths of Kelso couple Derek and Avril Peoples

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A 48-year-old man has been charged with death by dangerous driving after a road accident that killed Kelso couple Derek and Avril Peoples last year.

The incident took place on the A697 Greenlaw to Carfraemill road on December 23.

Mr Peoples, 53, was a plasterer while his 51-year-old wife was a daycare assistant to elderly people.

The couple had two children and the family were described as “well respected and well known” by Kelso councillor Tom Weatherston following the accident.

The man, who is not from the Borders, will appear at Selkirk Sheriff Court next month.