Hawick 28-year-old admits causing disturbance at hospital

A man responsible for causing a disturbance at the Borders General Hospital at Melrose at the weekend has been remanded in custody at Jedburgh Sheriff Court until next week.

Tuesday, 7th January 2020, 8:45 am
The Borders General Hospital at Melrose.

William Devlin, 28, pleaded guilty to acting in an aggressive manner and shouting and swearing at the hospital on Sunday.

He also admitted assaulting a police constable by throwing a cup of water at him, pushing him and attempting to kick him.

A not-guilty plea to another charge of assaulting a police officer was accepted by the crown.

Sentence was deferred until Monday, January 13, as Devlin, of Howdenbank in Hawick, has other matters calling then.

Sheriff Andrew Webster noted that alcohol was a factor in the offences and also took heed of bail aggravations.

He added there was a risk of further offending so he refused a motion for bail and remanded him in custody until next Monday.

Devlin was led from the dock protesting that he was not subject to any bail orders although he had appeared at Jedburgh Sheriff Court on Boxing Day and admitted breaching bail by being in the house of a woman he was banned from contacting in Allars Crescent in Hawick.

He had been released on a second bail order on Friday, December 27.