Accused man banned from entering Hawick

A MAN was banned yesterday from entering a Scottish Borders town after being accused of assault.

Roy Chilcott of Kelso, 44, ­appeared at Selkirk Sheriff Court, charged with striking Christopher Hartegen on the head with an axe handle or similar implement.

Chilcott pleaded not guilty and was released on bail, with a condition that he does not enter Hawick. The charges follow a disturbance in Hawick’s Hillend Drive on Thursday.

Chilcott’s sister Tracy Laidlaw, 46, and a 17-year-old woman are charged with assaulting Kirsty Parker during the same disturbance. They also pleaded not guilty and were released on bail.