South Scotland

Hawick man charged with robbing 85-year-old woman

A Hawick man has been charged with assaulting and robbing an 85-year-old woman in the town.

Police said the court appearance came "following extensive investigation work".

Carlos Castro de Veiga, 33, is alleged to have attacked and severely injured the pensioner on Thursday.

At Selkirk Sheriff Court, he made no plea or declaration and was remanded in custody.

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