Melrose Sevens streaker charged

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A streaker has been charged with a breach of the peace after running onto the pitch naked during the final of the Melrose Rugby Sevens at the weekend.

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

The incident happened during the final which Edinburgh won 29-19 against Jedforest. Police say four other spectators were charged for minor assaults or disorder.

But they praised the general behaviour of the crowd with 12,000 people at the weekend flooding into the Borders town which has a population of 2,000.

Inspector 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.”