Hawick 33-year-old told he is lucky not to be in jail for injuring ex during struggle

A man involved in a domestic disturbance with a former partner has been ordered to carry out 150 hours’ unpaid work and told he is lucky not to be behind bars.

By court reporter
Thursday, 4th July 2019, 12:31 pm
Silverbuthall Road in Hawick.
Silverbuthall Road in Hawick.

Lee Ramsay pleaded guilty at Jedburgh Sheriff Court to behaving in a threatening or abusive manner and struggling with the woman to her injury at a house in Silverbuthall Road in Hawick on March 11.

Sheriff Peter Paterson told the 33-year-old, of Ramsay Road in Hawick, that it was only by the “thinnest of margins” that he was not being sent to prison and was being given a community payback order as an alternative to custody.

A two year non-harassment order was also imposed.