Man in court over Galashiels health centre incident

Police cordon An area at the Galashiels Health Centre was cordoned off

A 49-year-old man has appeared in court in connection with an incident at a health centre.

John McCarry, appeared on petition from custody at Jedburgh Sheriff Court, facing a charge of breach of the peace.

The charge relates to a disturbance at Galashiels Health Centre on Thursday afternoon when about 30 staff and patients had to be evacuated.

The building was closed and surrounded by members of the emergency services.

The incident passed off peacefully at 17:30.

Mr McCarry, from Galashiels, made no plea or declaration and was remanded in custody.

More on This Story

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC South Scotland



12 °C 3 °C

Features & Analysis

Elsewhere on the BBC

  • Wall art Off the wall

    Belfast is shifting its creative focus - from unconventional street art to modern sculptures


  • A motorised skateboadThe Travel Show Watch

    The motorised skateboard which can reach speeds of 17mph (27 km/h) and other travel technology

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.