Boozed-up offender’s ‘disgraceful behaviour’ leads to £200 fine

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A DRUNKEN man who alarmed a resident by repeatedlystriking his house door was fined £200 at Selkirk Sheriff Court.

David Webster, 28, of Sandwell Street, Buckhaven, Fife, admitted behaving in a threatening or abusive manner in Northcote Street, Hawick, on May 19.

“At 10.10pm, a man was at home in his flat, when he heard banging at the door and shouting,” explained procurator fiscal Graham Fraser.

“He was alarmed and phoned the police.”

Officers found Webster on the common stair “drunk and incoherent”.

Defence solicitor Rory Bannerman said his client had been visiting a friend.

“He got sufficiently drunk to become a public nuisance,” said Mr Bannerman. “He can’t remember why he was doing this, and a spent a night in custody as a result of his disgraceful behaviour.”