Selkirk 38-year-old fined £300 for punching man in face at Tweedbank beer festival

Selkirk Sheriff Court.
Selkirk Sheriff Court.

A 38-year-old has been fined £300 for punching another man in the face at a Borders beer festival.

Richard Fowle, of Hallidays Park in Selkirk, pleaded guilty to carrying out that assault during a spring festival at Tempest Brewing Co in Tweedbank on May 12.

Procurator fiscal Graham Fraser told Selkirk Sheriff Court: “There appears to be be some background between their families.”

The fiscal described how Fowle punched his victim in the face with his right fist, causing blood to pour from his nose.

Defence lawyer Mat Patrick said his client had reacted after being pushed off a bench and lashed out.

Sheriff Peter Paterson, besides imposing a £300 fine, ordered Fowle to pay £100 compensation to his victim.