Teenager has case referred to the Children’s Panel

Jedburgh Sheriff Court
Jedburgh Sheriff Court

A 16-year-old who challenged others to fight and struggled violently with police has had his case remitted to the Children’s Panel for disposal.

Connor Jackson, of McLagan Drive, admitted committing a breach of the peace in Drumlanrig Square on March 29, and struggling violently with police officers.

At an earlier hearing, procurator fiscal Graham Fraser told Jedburgh Sheriff Court how “police received a call about a noisy party at 11.30pm and brought it to an end”.

“A number of people came out into the street and police dispersed most of them, but the accused didn’t leave and began to shout and swear.

“He was challenging the police to fight and was told to move on,” added Mr Fraser.

“He continued to shout and swear and after about five minutes, was apprehended, but struggled with police when they tried to handcuff him

“I suspect alcohol played a large part in his behaviour,” concluded Mr Fraser.