Stonefield man admits assault

Jedburgh Sheriff Court
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A Stonefield man who assaulted his ex-partner has been sentenced to a Community Payback Order with 130 hours of unpaid work.

“This is a direct alternative to custody,” Sheriff Peter Paterson warned accused Robert McLeod. At Jedburgh Sheriff Court, the 33-year-old admitted behaving in a threatening or abusive manner at Stonefield Place on June 1, and assaulting his former partner.

Sheriff Paterson told McLeod: “The court is not prepared to accept domestic violence and although this is an assualt at a relatively low level, it is still entirely unnaceptable.”