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Hawick murder accused Dean Rippon denied bail

A Hawick man facing a murder charge has had his motion for bail refused.

Dean Rippon is accused of murdering 43-year-old Christopher Swailes at a house in Liddesdale Road, Hawick, earlier this month.

The 20-year-old made a second private appearance at Duns Sheriff Court where he made no plea or declaration and was fully committed for trial.

His application for bail was dismissed by Sheriff Donald Corke and he was remanded in custody.

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