Interchange assault

Interchange opening
Interchange opening

A teenager has admitted being involved in two disturbances at the Galashiels Interchange within the space of four hours.

Eighteen-year-old Rene Miller pleaded guilty at Selkirk Sheriff Court to behaving in a threatening or abusive manner at the premises in Ladhope Vale at 6.15pm.

Selkirk Sheriff Court, Justice of the Peace, Procurator Fiscal

Selkirk Sheriff Court, Justice of the Peace, Procurator Fiscal

At 10.15pm, he assaulted an employee by repeatedly punching and kicking him on the body.

Miller – who gave an address at Tweedholm Avenue East, Walkerburn – also pleaded guilty to challenging staff to fight, making offensive and sexualised comments towards a female police officer while in a police vehicle and exposing his genitals to the public.

At Hawick Police Station, he also admitted assaulting a female police constable by seizing her by the buttocks.

Sentence was deferred until March 27 for background reports.