Hawick 51-year-old fined £200 for giving false name to police in bid to avoid arrest

A man has admitted giving a false name to police officers visiting his home to execute an arrest warrant out for him at the time.

By Court Reporter
Monday, 24th February 2020, 10:32 am
Updated Monday, 24th February 2020, 10:42 am
Ivanhoe Terrace in Hawick.
Ivanhoe Terrace in Hawick.

John Donaldson, 51, pleaded guilty to attempting to pervert the course of justice at his home in Hawick’s Ivanhoe Terrace on June 28 last year.

Defence lawyer Mat Patrick told Jedburgh Sheriff Court: “It was a stupid thing to do.”

Donaldson was fined £200 and ordered to pay a £10 victim surcharge.