Hawick woman cleared of making racist comments

Beattie Court in Hawick.
Beattie Court in Hawick.

A woman accused of making racist comments towards her Romanian neighbours has walked free from Jedburgh Sheriff Court after they failed to turn up to give evidence against her.

Chelsea Gillon, 22, had denied behaving in a threatening or abusive manner in a public common stairwell in Beattie Court, Hawick, on April 2.

The court was told it was the second time her neighbours had not turned up for a trial, so the crown had decided not to offer any evidence.

As a result, she was found not guilty of the charge against her.

The same went for her co-accused, Ronald Brown, 25, who had pleaded not guilty to damaging the door of their neighbours’ home in Beattie Court with a hammer.