A HAWICK man involved in a disturbance with his former partner has been ordered to be of good behaviour for the next six months.

Andrew Mercer, 51, had accused the woman of infidelity and was shouting and swearing, flailing his arms around and acting in an aggressive manner at his home in Eildon Road on February 25.

He pleaded guilty to a charge of behaving in a threatening or abusive manner.

Jedburgh Sheriff Court was told the incident happened when he had returned from a night out and as soon as he returned to the house he acted in an aggressive manner.

He told the woman he could not take any more abuse and accused her of having sexual relations with a friend which she denied.

Fiona Hamilton, prosecuting, said: "He was calling her every name under the sun. He was shouting loudly and acting in an abusive manner.

"She was scared by his abusive behaviour. Neighbours heard the shouting and swearing and the police were called."

Sheriff Joseph Platt deferred sentence for six months for good behaviour and the case will recall on October 23.