A Peebles man who this week admitted driving while disqualified has eight previous convictions for the same offence, Selkirk Sheriff Court has been told.

Robert Grant, 46, of Dalatho Crescent, pleaded guilty to the offence which happened in his home street and also nearby Edinburgh Road, on January 23.

He also admitted having no insurance.

Sentence was deferred for the production of a Criminal Justice Social Work Report and Restriction of Liberty Order assessment until March 26.

An interim disqualification was imposed but the court was told Grant is still serving a ban until February 2019.