A man who was involved in a violent disturbance at his Broughton home has been admonished at Selkirk Sheriff Court after being of good behaviour for six months during a period of deferred sentence.

Brian Thomson's wife called the Scottish Ambulance Service at 1.30am due to her concerns about his behaviour.

The police also accompanied them and when they arrived at the house in Kilbucho near Broughton they heard shouting and swearing.

Selkirk Sheriff Court was told the officers tried to engage with the self employed fencer as they entered a bedroom where items were lying smashed around.

But he continued shouting and swearing and became agitated when he saw police officers in the property and challenged them to fight.

Thomson, 45, grappled with the police and eventually the two officers - who were assisted by another two police officers trying to restrain him - applied the CS Spray in his eyes.

Thomson was arrested at 2.40am and taken to Borders General Hospital to be checked over.

He pleaded guilty to two charges of behaving in a threatening or abusive manner on June 1 and also struggling violently with police.