A PEEBLES man who caused a disturbance at his mother's home in Tweedbank and a neighbouring property has been fined at Selkirk Sheriff Court.

Gavin Murray, 23, pleaded guilty to behaving in a threatening or abusive manner in Killiecroft and Cotgreen Road, on August 9 by entering various addresses without permission or consent, repeatedly striking a door and making threatening and abusive remarks.

Depute fiscal Fiona Hamilton said Murray had been at his mother's home but was asked to leave due to his apparent level of intoxication.

She explained that he went to another house and knocked on the door and tried to walk past the occupants when they answered the door, before being asked to leave.

Murray then turned up at his mother's house again where he was shouting and swearing and banging on the door.

Ms Hamilton said: "He was shouting through the letter box but he was refused entry. She heard him call her a 'f****** b****' and then she heard him say 'You are going to get...' but she could not heard the last word due to the level of his intoxication."

The fiscal said the police were called and then Murray became "unresponsive" in the police vehicle and had to be taken to Borders General Hospital.

Defence lawyer Stephanie Clinkscale said her client had been at his mother's address but she had made it pretty clear that he was not permitted to stay there.

She continued: "The reason why he attended back at her property and at another one was because he was trying to charge his phone and there was also quite heavy rain."

Sheriff Charlotte Coutts told Murray, now living in Peebles, she would have fined him £160 but reduced it to £120 due to the guilty plea.