A 72-year-old man has made a brief appearance in court following a crash near Sanquhar in which a husband and wife died.
Terence Dillon, from Dumfries, appeared in private before Sheriff Brian Mohan on a petition alleging a charge of causing death by careless driving.
John Cooper, 58, and his wife Sharon, 56, from Great Yarmouth, died when their motorbike was involved in a crash on the A76 in May last year.
A spokesman for the procurator fiscal said no plea was made and Dillon was committed for further examination on bail.
His next appearance has to be confirmed.
■ A woman was challenged as she tried to steal a purse from the rucksack of a man walking in front of her.
Dumfries Sheriff Court heard that Nicola Kingstree dropped the purse and then struggled with the man.
She shouted and swore when police officers arrived on the scene.
Kingstree, 31, of Balmoral Road, Dumfries, admitted stealing the purse at St Michael’s Street on October 12 and assaulting the man.
She admitted repeatedly attempting to nip him and strike him on the side of his face.
In addition she admitted shouting and swearing at the man and police as well as failing to provide officers with her personal details. Sentence was deferred to November 28 for background reports.
■ A man accused of breaking notification requirements under the sex offenders’act, has had his case at Dumfries Sheriff Court continued without plea for a month.
Steven Coltart, 22, of Dunlop Road, Dumfries, is alleged to have failed to notify police in the town within three days of a new address in Castle Douglas.
He is also accused of breaking a condition barring him from using the internet by having a mobile phone at the Loreburne Centre in Dumfries. The case was continued without plea to December 4.
■ A woman has been accused in court of stealing £6,900 from a post office account.
Nicola Rae, 40, of Whitehills Avenue, Lochmaben, pleaded not guilty at Dumfries Sheriff Court to committing the offence on various occasions between November last year and June this year at Lochmaben and Lockerbie Post Offices and elsewhere.
Trial has been set for next month.