Allars Bank offender gets community payback order

A father was left in fear and alarm after his son repeatedly demanded money and banged and kicked on his door.

The 31-year-old also repeatedly shouted through the letter box of a neighbour’s home, banging on his door and demanding money.

Robert Condie, of Allars Bank, admitted causing his father fear and alarm at a house in Wellington Court on October 4/5, and also causing a neighbour fear and alarm between October 1 and 5.

Depute fiscal Kate McGarvey told Jedburgh Sheriff Court that both men suffered from ill health. “He went to their doors, banged on them, and demanded money,” she explained.

The neighbour eventually gave in and handed Condie £20 “to get rid of him”.

Condie was granted bail on October 8, with a condition not to enter the block of flats in Wellington Court, but he breached that on October 9.

He also admitted breaching the same bail condition on October 17.

Defence solicitor Ross Dow said his client was remanded after the second breach, and had spent the equivalent of a three-month prison sentence in custody.

“He has been drug-free for a year-and-a-half, but has struggled,” said Mr Dow.

Condie was sentenced to a 12-month Community Payback Order.