A 22-year-old man has been remanded in custody after he admitted wasting the time of the emergency services by falsely claiming he needed rescued from the Eildon Hills.

Michael Cumisky pleaded guilty to causing annoyance and inconvenience to members of the Fire Service, Scottish Ambulance Service, Tweed Valley Mountain Rescue Team and the police by sending messages he knew to be false stating that he had fallen and was injured and needed to be rescued.

The charge went onto state that he had not fallen, was not injured and did not need to be rescued on July 9.

Cumisky - now living in Stockton-on-Tees - appeared from custody at Jedburgh Sheriff Court after being arrested on a warrant for not turning up at previous court hearings.

Sheriff Peter Paterson deferred sentence until June 5 for a Criminal Justice Social Work Report and refused a motion for bail.

As he was led from the dock Cumisky protested about being remanded in custody and despite being handcuffed to a security officer refused to go through the door leading to the cells.

He started struggling violently and eventually was restrained by three security officers and a police officer.