South Scotland

Man charged over Melrose rugby sevens streak

A man has been charged with a breach of the peace after allegedly running onto the pitch naked during the final of the Melrose rugby sevens at the weekend.

Police Scotland said a 27-year-old man would appear at Selkirk Sheriff Court at a later date.

The incident happened during the final which Edinburgh won against Jedforest.

Police said four other spectators were charged with minor assaults or disorder but praised the 12,000-strong crowd's general behaviour.

Insp Robbie Noble said: "We worked closely with event organisers, Scottish Borders Council and British Transport Police to ensure a safe and enjoyable tournament for all.

"I want to thank the vast majority of supporters and the local community for their exemplary behaviour and co-operation with staff, stewards and officers throughout."

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