Sentence deferred on Kelso burglar for reports

A 21-year-old man convicted of two thefts by housebreaking last month has been remanded in custody for sentencing after background reports.

Thursday, 2nd April 2020, 5:01 pm
Updated Thursday, 2nd April 2020, 5:02 pm
Selkirk Sheriff Court.

David Cotton appeared at Selkirk Sheriff Court on a videolink live from Saughton Prison in Edinburgh and admitted the two break-ins at houses in Maxmill Park in Kelso on Saturday, March 14.

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He stole various electronic items from one house and a television and DVD player from a flat there too.

Sentence was deferred until April 14 for the production of a criminal justice social work report and a restriction-of-liberty order assessment.

Cotton, of Maxmill Park, was remanded in custody until then.