Man admitted smashing Galashiels cafe window

Macari's Cafe
Macari's Cafe

A Galashiels man who caused £400 damage by smashing a local café window has been ordered to repay the sum in compensation.

Andrew Sneddon, 35, of High Buckholmside, pleaded guilty to breaking the window measuring six feet by six feet at Macaris in High Street, Galashiels, on May 23.

Procurator fiscal Graham Fraser told Selkirk Sheriff Court there was no question that the accused suffered from mental health issues and had been treated at East Craig in Galashiels.

But he added: “He had been allowed to stay at his home address but had not taken his medication and suffered some sort of relapse.

“It was 20 to eight in the evening and the police received a call from a member of the public about a man shouting “kill me” in the centre of Galashiels.

“The police found him and he was shouting he wanted to be killed and they came across the broken window.”

Defence lawyer Ed Hulme said his client apologised for his actions.

Sheriff Peter Paterson imposed the £400 compensation order in favour of Macaris.