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Man due in court after police officer injured in Galashiels

Tesco in Galashiels Image copyright Walter Baxter

A man is due to appear in court after a police officer was injured in a supermarket in the Borders.

Police said the male officer sustained a leg injury in the incident at the Tesco store in Paton Street, Galashiels.

He was taken to Borders General Hospital for treatment.

A police spokesman said a 42-year-old man has been charged with theft by shoplifting, resisting arrest and possession of a knife.

He is expected to appear at Selkirk Sheriff Court.

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