A 24-year-old man who assaulted his partner and his mother following a festive period bust-up has been jailed for 240 days at Selkirk Sheriff Court.

Dean O'Donnell pleaded guilty to the assaults which happened at his mother's home in Cuddyside, Peebles, on Boxing Day.

He also admitted charges  of behaving in a threatening or abusive manner, repeatedly kicking doors and making abusive comments as well as assaulting as police constable.

The court heard that O'Donnell and his partner of two weeks had been staying at his mother's home for Christmas but an argument broke out.

O'Donnell accused her of sleeping with another male and made abusive comments about her and punched her in the face leaving her with a broken nose.

He also assaulted his mother although she was not injured.

Defence lawyer Ross Dow said O'Donnell, of no fixed abode, was ashamed of himself.

He had been celebrating Christmas but had taken drugs which led to the offences.

Sheriff Peter Paterson said it was "an appalling catalogue of events".

The 240-day jail sentence was back-dated to December 27 when he was first remanded in custody in connection with the matter.