A JEWELLERY thief has been jailed for eight months at Selkirk Sheriff Court.

Twenty year old Declan Russell from Edinburgh, admitted breaking a house in Walkerburn's Park Avenue on January 16 and stealing the jewellery.

A neighbour had noticed suspicious activity at the house and alerted police who were waiting for the car when it reached Peebles.

Russell was already serving a jail sentence and not due to be released until December for motoring offences connected with the same incident.