A PEEBLES teenager who pleaded guilty at Selkirk Sheriff Court to two assaults has been placed on a night-time home curfew for the next three months.

Liam Moffat – while acting with others – repeatedly punched a man on the head, whereby he fell to the ground, to his severe injury near his home in Victoria Park Drive on July 4 last year.

He had originally pleaded not guilty but the charge was amended to show he was not acting alone.

The 19-year-old had already admitted a separate charge of repeatedly punching a man on the head on a bus in High Street, Peebles, on May 6.

In addition to the curfew between the hours of 9pm and 7am, Moffat was told to carry out 180 hours of unpaid work as part of a community payback order.

Sheriff Kevin McCarron told Moffat it was only his young age that prevented him from being sent to custody.

But he warned him of the consequences if he breached the community payback order.