A HAWICK man who was involved in a violent struggle with police officers has been jailed for 72 days at Jedburgh Sheriff Court.

Forty-nine-year-old John Maxwell pleaded guilty to behaving in a threatening or abusive manner at his former home in Weensland Road on July 26.

Police had been called out to a disturbance at the house and Maxwell reacted by shouting and swearing and struggling violently with the officers.

Not guilty pleas to assaulting two named women at the Weensland Road house on July 24 and July 26 were accepted by the Crown.