A PENSIONER has admitted causing the death of an 87-year-old man by careless driving following a road accident near Peebles.

Seventy-three-old John Foster pleaded guilty at Selkirk Sheriff Court to the offence which happened on June 4 last year.

Robert Kerr from Glasgow was a passenger in Foster’s car when there was a two vehicle collision on the A72.

He died in hospital shortly afterwards.

Foster of Moodiesburn near Glasgow had sentence deferred until January 15 for background reports.

He has been given an interim disqualification preventing him from driving.