A DOG owner who caused a disturbance outside a neighbouring household has been fined £250 at Selkirk Sheriff Court.

Ian Hutcheson claimed the occupier had harmed his dog and owed him £40.

The incident happened in Kingsland Square, Peebles, in June.

The 50-year-old of North Place, pleaded guilty to a charge of behaving in a threatening or abusive manner, shouting and swearing and acting aggressively.

Defence lawyer Mat Patrick said there was bad blood between the two men and Hutcheson had taken it upon himself to confront the other man.

He added:"Where he slipped up is that he did not leave when the police told him to go home."