BACKGROUND reports have been ordered into an Innerleithen man who barricaded himself into a room before struggling violently with police.

Scott Ewart also caused a disturbance at Borders General Hospital later on May 28.

The 26-year-old of Millar Street pleaded guilty this week at Selkirk Sheriff Court to a charge of threatening or abusive behaviour at his home and also at the hospital.

During the disturbance he had barricaded himself into a room in the house and ended up struggling violently with police constables.

Ewart remained disruptive at the hospital striking the handcuffs he was wearing against the wall.

Ewart also admitted a second charge of assaulting a police constable by spitting in his face.

Sentence was deferred for the preparation of a Criminal Justice Social Work Report until July 30.