AN Ayton teenager who stole £200 worth of computer equipment from Tesco’s Galashiels store, has been sentenced to a 12-month Community Payback order with 100 hours of unpaid work.

Kieren Davies of Lawfield Drive, is also to undergo alcohol counselling.

The 18-year-old appeared on indictment at Jedburgh Sheriff Court and admitted stealing computer equipment from Tesco in Paton Street on December 9, 2013, and offending while on bail. He also admitted possession of a knife.

Procurator fiscal Graham Fraser said that after Davies was detected for the stolen goods, the knife was found in his possession.

On further summary complaints, Davies had sentence deferred until May 5.

He admitted assaulting a man at Howegate, Hawick, on April 6, 2013, and failing to comply with bail conditions on November 27, 2014 and between August 11 and 29, last year.

On October 14, Davies admitted threatening or abusive behaviour at Carlin Court, Tweedbank.

He also admitted similar behaviour at Ayton Primary school on June 15 last year.

The accused was admonished after he admitted wasting police time at Borders General Hospital, Melrose, on March 16 2013, by falsely saying he had been assaulted, and stealing £10 and a bank card from a house at Trinity Street, Hawick on March 21 2013.