South Scotland

Man charged over death in Hawick flat

A man has been arrested and charged in connection with the death of a man in Hawick town centre.

Officers found the 44-year-old man's body at a flat in the Howegate area of the Borders town shortly after 23:00 on Tuesday.

The area was sealed off as forensic officers carried out tests in the flat and surrounding area.

Lothian and Borders Police said a man, also aged 44, was expected to appear at Jedburgh Sheriff Court on Thursday.

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