Galashiels stalker put on curfew for next nine months

Gala Park in Galashiels.
Gala Park in Galashiels.

A man convicted of stalking two women over the course of a year has been given a night-time curfew order.

Patrick McManus, 55, had denied engaging in a course of conduct causing the women fear and alarm.

He was found guilty after trial of shouting, spitting and laughing at them on various occasions in Livingstone Place and Gala Park in Galashiels between November 2015 and November 2016, however.

McManus was ordered to stay in his Livingstone Place home between the hours of 8pm and 5am for the next nine months.

That restriction-of-liberty order was imposed as an alternative to custody, Selkirk Sheriff Court was told.