Man on fire-raising charge

The Co-operative Food store, Newtown St, Duns.
The Co-operative Food store, Newtown St, Duns.

A Duns man, accused of setting fire to the town’s Co-op store the previous day, was remanded in custody at Jedburgh Sheriff Court on Friday.

Robert Stewart, 43, of Castle Street, made no plea or declaration when he appeared in private on petition charged with wilful fire-raising at the Newtown Street premises.

The case was continued for further examination of the evidence and bail refused by Sheriff Kevin Drummond.