A week in jail for Hawick man who abused nurse

A Hawick man who was abusive towards a nurse in the accident and emergency department of Borders General Hospital has received a seven days prison sentence.
Borders General Hospital.Borders General Hospital.
Borders General Hospital.

Jason Lowe, 41, was convicted of behaving in a threatening or abusive manner likely to cause a reasonable person fear and alarm by shouting and swearing towards the female nurse.

The offence happened in the hospital's casualty area on October 26 last year.

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Lowe, of Trinity Street, pleaded guilty to an amended charge at Jedburgh Sheriff Court and was fined £200 by Sheriff Janys Scott with a £10 victim surcharge.

As he is already in custody on another matter, no time was requested to pay the fine and a seven-day prison sentence was imposed as an alternative.