A TEENAGER who caused a disturbance at the Galashiels Transport Interchange has had sentence deferred at Selkirk Sheriff Court for good behaviour.

Connor Beattie, formerly of Ballantyne Street in Innerleithen, and now living in homeless accommodation in Hawick, pleaded guilty to two offences at the Transport Interchange on Friday, May 26.

The 18-year-old admitted behaving in a threatening or abusive manner by shouting and swearing, challenging others to fight and using abusive and sexually offensive remarks as well as struggling violently with five police officers.

The court heard how the first offender turned up at the Interchange around 5pm "extremely intoxicated".

Beattie was challenging other members of the public to fight and made a crude comment to a 15 year old girl.

Fiscal Graham Fraser said: "He claimed he had been stabbed but what had happened was he had fallen into a bush and scratched his back."

The fiscal said he made another rude comment to another female and then began shouting and swearing at police before ending up in a violent struggle with five officers.

Defence lawyer Mat Patrick said his client was a young man with problems but had tendered a plea oif guilty at the earliest opportunity.

The case will recall on February 12.