AN ARMED robber who admitted breaching his Community Pay Back Order has been warned he faces being sent to jail if he fails to co-operate.

Marques Monro appeared from custody at Selkirk Sheriff Court and pleaded guilty to failing to comply with the Order by not turning up at meetings.

The 20-year-old had been given the community based disposal after holding up an Innerleithen convenience store with a knife back in May 2016.

He assaulted a female employee by brandishing a knife, attempted to rob her of a holdall containing cigarettes and robbed her of a bottle of alcohol.

The court was told that social work authorities in Nottingham cancelled the Order due to Monro's non-compliance.

Sheriff Kevin Drummond told Monro, of Highbury Road, Nottingham, he had been convicted of a very serious matter which would have merited a custodial sentence.

He warned him that if he did not comply with the Order there would be a "high likelihood" he would be jailed.

Sentence was deferred on the breach offence for a fresh Criminal Justice Social Work Report to be compiled.

The case will recall at Jedburgh Sheriff Court on February 5.