BACKGROUND reports have been ordered into a 38-year-old woman who was involved in a disturbance with a retail worker in a Galashiels pet store.

Hazel Manson, of Lugate Shooting Lodge near Stow, pleaded guilty to repeatedly shouting, swearing, adopting an aggressive demeanour and uttering threats of violence and homophobic remarks towards the man at Pets At Home on January 22.

The offence was aggravated by the fact it involved a retail worker during the course of their employment and sexual orientation prejudice.

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Manson also admitted two charges on a separate complaint involving threatening or abusive behaviour towards two men at Bankend industrial estate in Jedburgh, on December 19, 2020, and also culpable and reckless conduct by throwing glass bottles and smashing the window of the car the two men were travelling in.

Defence lawyer Liam Alexander told Jedburgh Sheriff Court his client had anger issues and sentence was deferred until June 5 for the production of a Criminal Justice Social Work Report.