Galashiels man fined £350 over struggle with wife

Selkirk Sheriff Court.
Selkirk Sheriff Court.

A man involved in a violent struggle with his wife at a Selkirk hotel has been fined £350.

Ashley Dickie, 31, of Larch Grove, Galashiels, pleaded guilty to behaving in a threatening or abusive manner at the Heatherlie House Hotel while his wife was working there in July last year.

Selkirk Sheriff Court was told that offence, committed in the midst of an argument about where they were going to live, ultimately led to the end of their 14-year relationship.

Sheriff Raymond McMenamin told the first-time offender he had lost his temper to a significant degree but accepted that he was under stress at the time.