Hawick man caught with indecent photographs of kids as younger as six

Hawick man caught with indecent photographs of kids as younger as six

And a round-up of immediately’s sitting of Jedburgh Sheriff Courtroom…

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A 36-year-old man has been present in possession of greater than three thousand indecent photographs, and 22 movies, of kids as younger as six.

Andrew Taylor, of Havelock Avenue in Hawick, amassed the sickening haul at an deal with within the city’s Linden Park between October nineteenth, 2019 and April eighth, final yr.

Jedburgh Sheriff Courtroom immediately (Monday) heard greater than 100 of the photographs and 9 of the movies fell into essentially the most critical Class A.

Fiona Hamilton, prosecuting, mentioned considerations had been raised by a former associate over what could also be discovered on Taylor’s digital gear.

He initially denied any data however the offending photographs had been positioned on a cell phone and laptop computer taken from his deal with.

In addition to admitting possession of the photographs, Taylor additionally admitted taking or allowing to be taken or made indecent images or pseudo-photographs of a kid.

Sheriff Peter Paterson deferred sentence for background studies till March thirteenth, and positioned Taylor on the Intercourse Offenders Register meantime.

Trial date

A 31-year-old man accused of repeatedly stabbing a person on the top and physique in Hawick is to face trial in the summertime.

Barry Kirsopp is alleged to have attacked Mark Turnbull on a footpath between Galalaw Highway and Boonraw Highway on July twentieth final yr.

He is additionally been charged with participating him in a struggle, punching him, on the top and physique, and threatening violence; in addition to a separate cost of possession of a knife on the identical date.

Kirsopp denied the costs when his case referred to as at Jedburgh Sheriff Courtroom immediately, and the case was continued to trial on June the twelfth.

Shouting and swearing

A 35-year-old man has admitted threatening to kill law enforcement officials, and others, utilizing weapons, and repeatedly kicking the within of a police car, on the best way to Borders Basic Hospital.

Carl Kirsopp – described as a prisoner in Edinburgh – additionally pled responsible to shouting and swearing at ambulance workers making an attempt to assist him in Coldstream’s Abbey Highway on September the twelfth final yr, and making an attempt to strike a police officer on the face.

His solicitor, Matt Patrick, blamed alcohol binges for his shopper’s behaviour.

Sentence was deferred for background studies for 3 weeks, and Kirsopp was remanded in custody meantime.

Battering ram

A court docket heard how a girl was left “visibly frightened” after a person entered her stairwell with a battering ram and tried to interrupt down her door.

Jarrid Neil admitted repeatedly kicking a door and putting a window on the property in Galalaw Highway, Hawick, in June final yr – in an try and drive entry, with the intention of assaulting the occupant.

Jedburgh Sheriff Courtroom heard the 30-year-old threatened to stamp on the girl’s face and kill her. Fiona Hamilton, prosecuting, added: “She believed she was in peril.”

The occupant of the flat thought the disturbance was drugs-related – however the court docket heard Neil disagreed, saying it was in response to an allegation the girl had been in a relationship with another person’s associate.

The court docket heard Neil – who blamed drink and medicines for his behaviour – had already spent seven-and-a-half months in custody in reference to the case and was now clear.

Sheriff Peter Paterson deferred sentence for background studies till February twenty seventh, and launched him on bail meantime.

Unpaid work

A 26-year-old man who repeatedly approached a 14-year-old lady in Galashiels – telling her how fairly she was and welcoming her to his dwelling – has admitted committing a breach of the peace.

Donald Forrest – who gave an deal with within the city’s Dale Avenue – additionally commented on the teen’s outfit and took a vapouriser from her hand in the course of the incidents, over two days in Could final yr.

His solicitor Ed Hulme blamed drink and medicines for his shopper’s behaviour, however mentioned his arrest had been “a wake-up name to him”.

At Jedburgh Sheriff Courtroom, Forrest was ordered to hold out 60 hours of unpaid work.

Heroin effective

A 37-year-old man caught with 39.5 grams of heroin at his dwelling in Jedburgh has been fined £375 on the city’s sheriff court docket and ordered to pay a sufferer surcharge of £20.

Police seized the Class A drug at Marcus Cree’s property in Bongate Gardens on March the twenty third final yr.

The court docket heard it had been blended with caffeine and paracetamol and had a avenue worth of between £850 and £1,970.

Bleeding drama

A 55-year-old girl has admitted kicking two law enforcement officials making an attempt to restrain her, and making an attempt to chunk one.

The emergency providers had been referred to as out to Fiona Peddie’s deal with within the Drumlanrig space of Hawick within the early hours of November the twenty seventh final yr, after she reduce herself in a fall.

However Jedburgh Sheriff Courtroom immediately heard Peddie, who had been consuming vodka, took exception to police treating the 999 name as a possible home abuse incident- resulting in her lashing out.

Her solicitor, Liam Alexander, defined his shopper was on blood-thinning treatment and had reduce her head – leading to her “bleeding profusely”.

Fiona Hamilton, prosecuting, mentioned an try was made to chunk one of many officer’s arms, however he was capable of transfer away in time.

Peddie was fined £250 and ordered to pay a £20 sufferer surcharge.

Drink driving

A retired automobile producer who crashed his car, whereas greater than double the authorized drink-drive restrict, has been fined £300 and banned from the highway for 20 months.

Jedburgh Sheriff Courtroom immediately heard emergency providers needed to free Robert Corcoran from the wreckage after he clipped the kerb on the A68 at Inchbony Bridge, simply south of the city, and collided with a heavy tractor unit, on March the first final yr.

He admitted driving with a blood-alcohol rely of 109 milligrammes, when the restrict is 50mg.

The 60-year-old, who lives at Howden Crescent in Jedburgh, had been consuming closely at a celebration the night time and had felt effective when setting off to feed a buddy’s birds of prey round 1.20pm.

However the court docket heard Corcoran – who has two earlier convictions for drink-driving – suffered a critical pelvic fracture within the smash, which required surgical procedure, and has no intention of driving once more.

Searching cost

A 29-year-old man charged with fox looking with canine close to Kelso may very well be “one of many final” to face trial below the Safety of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Act 2002.

That is in line with Sheriff Peter Paterson, talking simply days after MSPs handed a brand new more durable legislation, which limits looking with packs.

Myles O’Connor – who gave an deal with close to Melrose – is alleged to have intentionally hunted a wild animal, particularly a fox, with canine at Middlemoor Plantation, by Hume, on December the twenty second, 2021.

He maintained his not responsible plea when he appeared at Jedburgh Sheriff Courtroom immediately, and his case was continued to trial subsequent month.

Bread knife

A 26-year-old man has admitted being in possession of a bread knife in Eyemouth Excessive Avenue final summer time with out affordable excuse.

However a not responsible plea to difficult three males to struggle on the identical date – August seventh, 2022 – was accepted by the Crown.

Sentence was deferred on Craig Keegan, from Paisley, till subsequent month for background studies.

Risk to kill

A 41-year-old girl who threatened to kill a former neighbour who she suspected of getting an affair together with her associate has been given an opportunity to show she will be able to behave.

Pamela Ducker, of Northcote Avenue, Hawick, informed police: “I am going to stab the little $$$$ – I will f$$$ing kill her!”

Jedburgh Sheriff Courtroom heard officers had been referred to as out to research studies Ducker had been the sufferer of a home assault when she started shouting and swearing on January 4th.

Her solicitor defined she was distressed, consuming alcohol and on treatment on the time.

Sheriff Peter Paterson informed Ducker if she will be able to keep out of hassle for the subsequent six months she might be admonished.

Police assault

A 31-year-old girl who repeatedly tried to punch and kick a police girl on the top and physique at her dwelling in Hawick has been fined £200 and ordered to pay a £10 sufferer surcharge.

Emtelle employee Sophie Bell beforehand admitted the offence – which occurred on October the twenty sixth, 2021 – and sentence was deferred at Jedburgh Sheriff Courtroom for good behaviour.

Background studies

A 21-year-old girl has admitted attacking her ex’s new associate at a pub in Hawick, after “phrases had been exchanged and he or she misplaced her mood”.

Danae Aghakhan kicked her sufferer within the ribs – knocking her to the bottom, the place she continued to kick her to the physique and punch her to the top, earlier than others stepped in to separate them up.

Jedburgh Sheriff Courtroom heard the assault – which befell on the Trade Bar in Hawick’s Silver Avenue on September nineteenth, 2020 – left her sufferer with a fractured rib and fluid on the lung.

Sentence was deferred till subsequent month for background studies.

Teen punched PC

A youngster punched a police girl within the face with out warning after which started shouting and screaming, a court docket’s been listening to.

Officers had been referred to as out to a separate incident at Gladstone Avenue in Hawick on February twentieth final yr when Megan Hardie, now 20, assaulted the Constable.

Jedburgh Sheriff Courtroom (pictured beneath) heard Hardie, of Lilliesleaf, additionally threatened to chunk officers on a journey to Borders Basic Hospital, when she struggled violently and hit her personal head and physique off a cage in a police car.

However her solicitor, Ross Dow, mentioned his shopper’s accidents had been “not insignificant”, including: “There is not any doubt who ended up coming off worse.”

Sheriff Peter Paterson deferred sentence on the primary offender for six months, and informed her if there isn’t any additional offending he’s ready to take care of her by the use of some type of unpaid work.

If not, he warned her, “all choices” might be open to the court docket.

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