Curfew man ‘was taking his bins out’

A LOVEL Court man claimed he only breached his home curfew because he was putting his waste bin out late at night.

Christopher Davidson pleaded guilty at Jedburgh Sheriff Court to being outwith his home address in February between the hours of 7pm and 7am which was part of a court order. The court heard that police had been called to Davidson’s address to deal with noise from a party shortly after 10pm, and later when they received a complaint about a fight in the car park beside his home involving a number of youths at 11.47pm.

It was there that police officers spotted Davidson standing outside the block of flats where he lives and therefore in breach of his order. Depute fiscal Tessa Bradley said: “He told police he was only taking his bins out.”

Defence lawyer Alison Marshall said it was accepted Davidson was not involved in the car park fight. She said: “He was taking rubbish down to the bin outside the tenement when he was spotted by police.”

Sheriff Janyss Scott fined 23-year-old Davidson £70.