A 20-year-old man has admitted an armed robbery at a grocery store in Innerleithen.

Marques Monroe pleaded guilty at Jedburgh Sheriff Court to assaulting a female employeeby brandishing a knife, attempting to rob her of a holdall containing cigarettes and robbing her of a bottle of alcohol.

Monroe - who gave an address care of his parents in Nottingham - also admitted possession of a knife at the Caddon Court store in Innerleithen on May 14 last year.

Sentence was deferred until May 29 for a psychiatric report and a Restriction of Liberty Order assessment to be carried out.