Man handed payback order

A man who pulled his ex-partner from a bed and threw her on the floor, was sentenced to a 24-month Community Payback Order.

Michael Mulholland, 29, of Charles Street, admitted behaving in a threatening or abusive manner at a house in Branxholme Road, on October 15 last year.

Defence solicitor Matt Patrick told Jedburgh Sheriff Court his client had been in “an unhealthy relationship” at the time.

“He is no longer in this relationship and does not intend to have any contact with her in the future,” added Mr Patrick.