South Scotland

Man, 19, charged over Hawick house death

A 19-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with the death of a 43-year-old at a house in the Scottish Borders.

The body of Christopher Swailes was found by officers at a property in Liddesdale Road, Hawick, at about 10:40 on Monday.

The arrested man, who has not been named, is expected to appear at Duns Sheriff Court on Wednesday.

Police had earlier called for anyone with information to contact them.

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