A GALASHIELS man has admitted breaching a court order by entering a local retail park.

Michael Dodds appeared from custody at Jedburgh Sheriff Court and pleaded guilty to being in TK Maxx in the Low Buckholmside Retail Park in Galashiels on Wednesday afternoon.

Procurator fiscal Graham Fraser said the 36-year-old appeared to be intoxicated by an unknown substance which aroused concern about his behaviour and was recognised by a staff member who he went to school with.

It was discovered that he was currently on bail not to enter the retail park.

Defence lawyer Ed Hulme said his client was actually banned from two retail parks in Galashiels by the bail order and misunderstood he was not allowed to enter the Low Buckholmside side one.

Sentence was deferred on Dodds until December 5 when he has another matter calling.

He is currently on a night time curfew keeping him in his Hawthorn Road home between the hours of 8pm and 5.30am.