A MAN who entered his mother’s home town on Christmas Day to visit her has been jailed for a total of 10 months.
George Donald, 36, was spotted in Moat Crescent by police officers who knew there was a court order banning him from the town.
He was searched and found to have valium and cannabis hidden in the gloves he was wearing.
Donald appeared from custody at Jedburgh Sheriff Court and was given four months’ jail for being in Hawick and another six months for failing to adhere to his home curfew in Glendinning Terrace in Galashiels on three consecutive nights in November when police called to check.
Defence lawyer Rory Bannerman said: “He went to visit his mother on Christmas Day as she was not well enough to visit him.”
He was found in possession of £70 worth of valium tablets he had paid £40 for and also £10 worth of cannabis.