Kelso Cemetery attack accused remanded in custody

Kelso Rosebank Cemetery
Kelso Rosebank Cemetery

A Kelso man has been remanded in custody at Selkirk Sheriff Court accused of assaulting two men to their severe injury in a cemetery.

Twenty-seven-year-old Barry Kirsopp is charged with attacking two men, both aged 31, at Rosebank Cemetery in Kelso’s Shedden Park Road on Friday night.

He also faces a charge of breaking into a house in Abbotseat, Kelso, on Saturday afternoon and placing the elderly houseowners in a state of fear and alarm.

Kirsopp made a private court appearance in relation to a total of 12 offences.

They were two counts of assault to severe injury, assault, theft by housebreaking, attempted theft of a vehicle, three charges of threatening or abusive behaviour, two breaches of bail, possession of a bladed article and obstructing police.

He made no plea, and the case was continued for further examination.

Sheriff Peter Paterson refused a motion for bail, and Kirsopp was remanded in custody.