Hawick man admits throwing hot drink over partner

Jedburgh Sheriff Court.
Jedburgh Sheriff Court.

A man has admitted assaulting his partner by throwing a hot drink over her and behaving in a threatening or abusive manner at a house in Hawick’s Gladstone Street on March 28.

Paul Richardson, 44, of Hamilton Road, Hawick, also pleaded guilty at Jedburgh Sheriff Court to driving a car away without the consent of its owner, having no insurance and failing to telling police the identity of the driver of a car.

He denied a charge of drink-driving by having a breath-alcohol count of 34 microgrammes, the legal limit being 22, however.

Sentence was deferred until the outcome of a trial on the drink-driving count due to take place on Tuesday, October 2.