A 46-year-old, found guilty after trial of assaulting another man with a pool cue, has been sentenced to a Community Payback Order with 100 hours of unpaid work, and ordered to pay his victim £250 compensation.
William Clamp, of Burnfoot Road, denied assaulting a man to his injury at The Red Lion, Crawford Street, Kelso, on March 16 last year.
“Having heard all the evidence, I am satisfied that the accused did commit the assault as libelled,”said Sheriff Derrick McIntyre, “and has not established a case of self- defence.”
Defence solicitor Rory Bannerman told Jedburgh Sheriff Court it was 23 years since Clamp’s last offence, and he had spent a weekend in custody as a result of the allegation.
“There was some aggravation and it wasn’t pre-mediated in any way.
“He lost his temper,” explained Mr Bannerman.