Fine for teenager who broke partner’s bed

Jedburgh Sheriff Court

Jedburgh Sheriff Court

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A TEENAGER who jumped on his former partner’s bed breaking the wooden slats said he did not want anyone else sleeping there.

Nineteen-year-old Alyxs Millar appeared from custody on Tuesday after two nights in the cells and admitted a charge of behaving in a threatening and abusive manner.

The offence happened at his ex-girlfriend’s home in Bourtree Terrace, during the early hours of Sunday morning.

Selkirk Sheriff Court was told that Millar had been arguing with his former partner after being on a night out as he still had items in the house following the end of their six-month relationship. But when she allowed him access to the house at 2.30am he began shouting and swearing and then went into the bedroom, threw household items around and broke the bed.

Defence lawyer Ed Hulme said: “He maintains he paid for the bed.

“He felt if he was not going to be sleeping there then no-one would be sleeping there.”

Sheriff Kevin Drummond fined Millar £100 for behaving in a threatening and abusive manner and breaking the bed and also ordered him to pay £50 compensation to his former partner.