32-year-old given unpaid work order for shouting and swearing in Hawick street

A 32-year-old man has been ordered to carry out 70 hours’ unpaid work for causing a disturbance outside a Hawick house.

By Court Reporter
Thursday, 23rd January 2020, 9:24 am
Updated Thursday, 23rd January 2020, 9:32 am
Jedburgh Sheriff Court.
Jedburgh Sheriff Court.

David Embleton, of no fixed abode, but normally resident in County Durham, pleaded guilty to shouting and swearing in Northcote Street in Hawick on January 5 and refusing to desist when asked to do so by police officers.

Jedburgh Sheriff Court was told that Embleton had originally been invited to stay at the house, but the householder had changed his mind and requested police assistance to get him to leave.

The police arrived, and Embleton was told not to go back to the address, but two hours later he was found in the stairwell of the property.

Claire Nicholls, prosecuting, said he was then asked to leave again, but became belligerent towards police officers.