A teenager has been sent to a young offenders’ institution for 16 months for breaching a community payback order.
Colin Adamson, 19, was given a custodial sentence instead at Selkirk Sheriff Court for a series of offences including assaults in Galashiels and Hawick and smashing a window at the Royal Mail office in Selkirk.
All those offences dated back to 2016.
Sheriff Mark Thorley told Adamson, of Sunnyside Street, Edinburgh: “There comes a point when there is no alternative to a custodial sentence. You have been given every opportunity.”