Payback order for baseball bat man

A MAN convicted of having a baseball bat in the town was sentenced to a one-year community payback order.

Twenty-four-year-old Christopher David-son, of Dickson Street, denied having an offensive weapon in Wellfield Road on March 10, but was found guilty after trial at Jedburgh Sheriff Court.

On a further complaint, Davidson admitted brandishing a metal bar at a man in Allars Crescent on August 4 last year.