Jail for man who stole property and vehicle

Jedburgh Sheriff Court
Jedburgh Sheriff Court

A 33-year-old man has been found guilty of theft, driving offences and police assault.

Martin Charlotte was sentenced to eight months in prison at Jedburgh Sheriff Court.

Following several incidents in the Drumlanrig Square area last Wednesday at around 7.30pm, which saw property and a vehicle being stolen, Charlotte was detained after the vehicle was subsequently found.

During this incident, a police officer was assaulted and required minor medical care. Charlotte was then arrested and charged with offences including slip-in theft, theft of a motor vehicle, driving while disqualified and police assault.

Chief Inspector Andy McLean told the Hawick News: “This was a positive result for local policing and sends a clear message to those acting in such a manner that this type of behaviour will not be tolerated.”