A BORDERS man involved in a domestic disturbance at his home has been fined £200 at Jedburgh Sheriff Court.

Twenty-three-year-old Declan Scott, of Hawick, pleaded guilty to behaving in a threatening or abusive manner by shouting and swearing, uttering threats of violence and damaging a door by kicking it at the property in Oliver Park on the afternoon of September 16, 2020.

The court was told that at around 12.15pm neighbours heard shouting and swearing coming from the property which lasted around 30 minutes and a baby heard crying.

A loud bang was heard and Scott heard to say something along the lines of, "I am going to f****** stab you".

Initially neighbours reported the incident on the number 111 but then dialled 999 as the situation was deteriorating.

Police arrived on the scene and at 2.30pm Scott was cautioned and charged and replied: "It did not happen."

Defence lawyer Ed Hulme said Scott's partner had made her views known from the start she wanted the relationship to continue.

Scott is the full time carer of her three children and his two children.

Mr Hulme explained that at the time of the offence his partner was not involved and that he was arguing with his mother on the telephone.

He added that while his client was not unfit for community work he had "significant child responsibilities".

In addition to the £200 fine, Scott was ordered to pay a £10 Victim Surcharge.