Two men to stand trial after denying High Street assault

Jedburgh Sheriff Court
Jedburgh Sheriff Court

Two men have denied assaulting a male and robbing him.

Martin Marshall, 23, c/o Galalaw Road, and 18-year-old Owen McWatters of McLagan Drive, both deny assaulting a man on the High Street on September 19 and robbing him of a bracelet, mobile phone and watch.

McWatters also denies recklessly forcing open a car door and damaging it.

They will stand trial on February 9, with an intermediate diet on January 11.

n A woman falsely claimed £2,320 in benefits during 2013.

Joanna Witczak, 22, of Galalaw Road, admitted obtaining £1,794.94 income support, to which she was not entitled, between January and July 2013.

She also admitted failing to declare she was employed and obtaining housing and council tax benefit of £526,72 to which she was not entitled, between January and August 2013.

Witczak was sentenced to a Community Payback Order with 70 hours of unpaid work to be completed in nine months.