A GALASHIELS man has admitted smashing the windows of a neighbouring house and making threats towards a man before being involved in a six-hour stand-off with police.

Thirty nine year old Simon Hadden previously pleaded guilty to three offences but denied a fourth charge of spitting in the face of a police sergeant.

Hadden admitted breaking two windows in at a neighbouring property in Hawthorn Road on Saturday, July 22, and behaving in an aggressive manner, shouting and swearing and making threats towards John Tunnicliffe.

He also behaved in a threatening or abusive manner, was shouting and swearing towards police and others, repeatedly uttering threats towards police and refusing to come out of his house when requested to do so by the police.

His guilty pleas to the three offences were accepted by the Crown and sentence was deferred until the outcome of the trial on the spitting assault charge.

Hadden was released on bail on the condition he does not contact Mr Tunnicliffe and abides by a home curfew keeping him in his Hawthorn Road property between the hours of 7pm and 7am.

A trial date has been set for October 12 at Selkirk Sheriff Court.