A 23 year old man has been jailed for six months at Selkirk Sheriff Court after being found guilty of a domestic assault.

Keegan Smith had denied assaulting his former partner by pushing her to the ground during a bust-up in Buccleuch Street, Melrose, on December 12.

But he was found guilty following a trial by Sheriff Peter Paterson.

However, Smith was cleared of two other domestic-related charges involving the same woman after the sheriff agreed there was no case to answer.

Smith, of Kingsland Square, Peebles, was sentenced to 180 days imprisonment which was back-dated to January 22 when he was remanded in custody in connection with the case.

In addition, a three year non-harassment order was imposed in favour of the former partner.