Reports are sought after under-age booze buy

A woman succumbed to pressure and bought alcohol for two children.

Emma Elliot, 23, of Princes Street, admitted buying alcohol for an 11-year-old and a 12-year-old at the Co-op supermarket, Kenilworth Avenue, on September 30.

Jedburgh Sheriff Court heard how the two children had “clubbed together” and gave their money to Elliot who agreed to buy them a half-bottle of Buckfast.

“She gave this to the two of them and they drank it in a car park area,” explained depute fiscal Keith O’Mahony.

Elliot’s solicitor said his client had been “under a significant degree of pressure” to buy the alcohol, although appreciated she had acted irresponsibly.

Sheriff Donald Corke deferred sentence until February 24 for reports, telling Elliot: “Buying alcohol for children is too serious a matter for me to deal with without reports.”