Attacker awaits sentencing

Jedburgh Sheriff Court
Jedburgh Sheriff Court

A local man, who admitted assault and robbery, will be sentenced on July 18.

Twenty-one-year-old Robert Searle, of Fraser Avenue, appeared on indictment at Jedburgh Sheriff Court and admitted assaulting a man at a house in Oliver Crescent on August 12 last year, forcing him on to a bed, repeatedly punching him on the head, uttering threats of violence, and robbing him of a games console and games.

Co-accused Stephen Scott, 31, of McLaren Court, denied assaulting the man and robbing him, and his not-guilty plea was accepted by the Crown.

Searle’s not-guilty plea to a second charge of assaulting a woman there and presenting a handgun at her was accepted by the Crown.

Sentence was deferred until July 18 for reports, and Searle’s bail was continued.