Hawick man convicted of offensive racial comment

Burnfoot Road in Hawick.
Burnfoot Road in Hawick.

A man has been convicted of making a racially offensive comment to a child.

Gavin Thomas, 38, had denied that allegation but was found guilty following a trial at Jedburgh Sheriff Court.

The offending comment was made to a 14-year-old boy near his Burnfoot Road home in Hawick on August 31 last year.

Thomas was given an absolute discharge.