A 53-YEAR-OLD man has been remanded in custody after admitting three housebreaking offences in Hawick.

Patrick Loyden, who gave an address in Hawick, also pleaded guilty to a charge of theft by opening a lockfast place with intent to steal and also breaching his bail conditions.

He had been due to face trial by jury on a total of nine charges at Edinburgh Sheriff Court but pleaded guilty to five charges.

Loyden will appear for sentence on August 18 in front of Sheriff Frank Crowe.

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