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.

Selkirk Sheriff Court.
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.

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.