A MAN has appeared in court on petition following an alleged serious assault near Dunbar last week.

Robert Stewart, 38, appeared in private at Edinburgh Sheriff Court last Friday in connection with the alleged incident, which is said to have occurred at Skateraw, to the south-east of the town.

Stewart, whose address was only given as Aberdeen, is facing allegations of assault to severe injury and danger to life.

He is also alleged to have behaved in a threatening or abusive manner during last Thursday morning’s alleged incident.

He offered no plea and was remanded in custody pending his next court appearance, which is expected to be held within the next eight days.