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Recorded child abuse cases hit an all-time high

The number of child sex offences has risen to an all-time high, with more than 4,000 recorded in Scotland last year - an average of almost 12 every day.

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Jedburgh Sheriff Court.

55-year-old banned from using internet unsupervised after admitting having almost 3,000 child porn images

A man has been banned from using the internet unsupervised after the police discovered almost 3,000 indecent images of children on his computer.

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cannabis plant

Sentence deferred for Hawick cannabis cultivator

A Hawick man admitted growing cannabis valued at £600 in the bedroom of his home.

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Jedburgh Sheriff Court, Jedburgh Justice of the Peace Court.

Sentence date for knifeman

A Hawick man who admitted brandishing a knife during a disturbance will be sentenced next month.

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Jedburgh Sheriff Court, Jedburgh Justice of the Peace Court.

OAP on sex offenders’ list

A Hawick pensioner has been placed on the sex offenders’ register after being found guilty of sexually assaulting two women.

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Jedburgh Sheriff Court, Jedburgh Justice of the Peace Court.

Hawick woman on trial for embezzlement

A Hawick woman’s trial on an embezzlement charge will take place next month.

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Bus driver’s case continued

Bus driver’s case continued

A Hawick bus driver has appeared in court after his vehicle was left hanging over the side of a river bank.

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The 14-year-old girl is a pupil at Berwickshire High School, Duns

Teenager had sex with girl, 14

A teenager who had sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old girl has been placed on the sex offenders register at Jedburgh Sheriff Court.

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Close up portarit of a European Fox

Huntsmen ‘wanted hounds to kill fox’

A father and son have gone on trial accused of breaching Scotland’s fox hunting legislation.

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Jedburgh Sheriff Court.

Man and woman remanded in custody after facing attempted murder charge

A man and a woman have been remanded in custody after being charged with attempted murder in Galashiels at the weekend.

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The Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Bill aims to tackle those who use coercive and controlling behaviour.

New law to tackle psychological abuse

A new bill to strengthen the laws against psychological domsetic abuse is being considered by the Scottish Parliament.

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Sheriff Peter Paterson

Galashiels woman admits fire-raising in Tweedbank

Background reports have been ordered into a Galashiels woman who admitted wilful fire-raising.

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Morrisons in Mart Street, Hawick.

Last chance for Hawick shoplifter

A Hawick teenager who admitted two shoplifting offences, committed earlier this month, has been given a final chance before a jail sentence is imposed.

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Selkirk Sheriff Court, Justice of the Peace, Procurator Fiscal

Sexual assault jury trial

A 37-year-old man will face trial by jury on a charge of sexually assaulting a woman at a house in Berwickshire.

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Sheriff Peter Paterson

Deferred sentence for benefits fraudster

A Jedburgh man who admitted a benefits fraud of £1,650 has been given a year to pay back the money at the town’s sheriff court.

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Selkirk Sheriff Court, Justice of the Peace, Procurator Fiscal

Background reports ordered after Penicuik man’s guilty plea

Background reports have been ordered into a 30-year-old man who admitted being in possession of heroin and a knuckleduster at a house in Galashiels.

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Selkirk Sheriff Court, Justice of the Peace, Procurator Fiscal

Selkirk man faces trial on assault charge

Dean McCallum, 25, of Scotts Close, Selkirk, will stand trial on June 6 at the town’s sheriff court on a charge of assaulting a male by punching him twice on the head to his injury in Harrison Place, Selkirk, on February 5.

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Biker bust-up in Coldstream

Biker bust-up in Coldstream

A 55-year-old motorcycle enthusiast who was involved in a bust-up with his partner at a bikers’ weekend in the Borders has been fined £140 at Jedburgh Sheriff Court.

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Jedburgh Sheriff Court sign.

Heroin find in Eyemouth

Police searching an Eyemouth property for drugs found brown powder on top of a television which proved to be heroin.

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Selkirk Sheriff Court, Justice of the Peace, Procurator Fiscal

Extortion bid allegation

A 64-year-old man is set to face trial by jury at Selkirk Sheriff Court on an attempted extortion charge.

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