Eyemouth 24-year-old fined £275 and banned from contacting ex after admitting threats and wielding hammer

Jedburgh Sheriff Court.Jedburgh Sheriff Court.
Jedburgh Sheriff Court.
A man has been banned from contacting a former partner for two years and fined £275 after admitting a domestic-related offence.

Graeme Meins, 24, pleaded guilty to behaving in a threatening or abusive manner at a house in Greenlaw Avenue in Chirnside and at cottages near Westruther and elsewhere on various occasions on August 20.

He admitted shouting and swearing, making threatening, abusive and offensive comments, brandishing a hammer, refusing to allow a woman to leave and driving a vehicle erratically.

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A not-guilty plea to a charge of careless driving was accepted by the crown.

As well as being fined at Jedburgh Sheriff Court, Meins, of Queens Road in Eyemouth, had a two-year non-harassment order imposed on him to prevent him from having any further contact with his former partner.