Fine for first offender who was ‘out of order’

Jedburgh Sheriff Court
Jedburgh Sheriff Court
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A TEENAGER was treated for a sprained wrist, after a drunken man twisted her hand as he tried to retrieve his mobile phone.

Robert Easton, 36, of Princes Street, also shouted and swore, throwing items around a house in the Borders.

Easton admitted causing fear and alarm, and assaulting a 15-year-old, on December 30 last year.

Defence solicitor Greig McDonell told Jedburgh Sheriff Court his client, a first offender, appreciated “his behaviour was out of order”.

Sentence had previously been deferred for Easton to be of good behaviour.

Sheriff Derrick McIntyre fined the accused £250, telling him, “You have been of good behaviour for six months, but this was an assault”.