Accused a ‘changed man’ says solicitor

Jedburgh Sheriff Court
Jedburgh Sheriff Court

An accused has asked to be sentenced by a sheriff who previously jailed him.

David Begg appeared on deferred sentence before Sheriff John Halley, but his solicitor asked that resident Sheriff Derrick McIntyre deal with his client, claiming he would see a noticeable change.

“This happened at a time when his alcohol intake was out of control,” explained solicitor Rory


“He is so changed since Sheriff McIntyre jailed him, and I would ask that this be deferred for Sheriff McIntyre to see him.”

Begg, 48, c/o High Street, admitted breaching an ASBO by banging doors and stomping around loudly at a house at Bountrees, Jedburgh, on April 23, 2012.

Sentence was further deferred until May 2, when Sheriff McIntyre will preside.