A 35-year-old man who assaulted his elderly father has been jailed for 150 days at Jedburgh Sheriff Court.

William Quarry pleaded guilty to pushing his 72-year-old father against a gate resulting him falling to the ground at a property in Kelso on June 9.

He also admitted stealing 14 rifle rounds and two shotgun cartridges from a garden shed and possessing ammunition without a firearms certificate.

Defence lawyer Mat Patrick said his client had been living in London where he had been battling various addictions including heroin, cocaine and alcohol and had returned to Kelso where he was sleeping rough.

He added Quarry regretted the incident involving his father.

Quarry, of no fixed abode, had the jail sentence back-dated to June 27 when he was first remanded in custody in connection with the case.