Man Charged With Borders Murder

7 August 2017, 18:35 | Updated: 7 August 2017, 18:36

Alex Stuart

A man has appeared in court charged with murder after a young woman died following an alleged assault in Peebles.

Alexandra Stuart was taken to hospital following the incident in the Cuddyside area of the Borders town at about 11.20am on Sunday.

The 22-year-old, from Peebles, died in Edinburgh Royal Infirmary that evening.

Nicholas Rogers, 26, was charged with murder and assault when he appeared at Selkirk Sheriff Court on Monday.

He also faced a charge under the Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012.

He did not enter a plea and was remanded in custody.

Detective Inspector Stevie Bertram, of Galashiels CID, said: "Our thoughts very much remain with Alex's loved ones, who have respectfully requested privacy at this incredibly difficult time."

Anyone with information is asked to contact officers at Galashiels CID on 101 or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.