A TEENAGER who punched a security guard on the face during a disturbance at Borders General Hospital has been placed on supervision for one year at Selkirk Sheriff Court.

Reegan Lambert also bit the woman on the arm and spat at her in the incident which happened at the hospital's accident and emergency department during the early hours of December 14, 2021.

The court heard the 19-year-old committed the assault after she had been asked to quieten down by security staff.

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In addition to the community payback order, sheriff Janys Scott ordered Lambert to pay £480 in compensation to the security guard.

Lambert, formerly of Innerleithen but who gave an address in Gorebridge, said she had no recollection of the incident.