TWO brothers carried out a vicious attack in broad daylight on a Hawick street using their victim's crutches.

Nineteen year old Colin Adamson and Shane Adamson, who is 21, rained blows down on grounded Jason Lowe as well as kicking him to the head and body in a dispute over owed money.

The shocking incident was captured on CCTV and the footage was played over the screens at Jedburgh Sheriff Court.

The attack only ended when a passing motorist stopped his vehicle to intervene and the brothers ran off.

Procurator fiscal Graham Fraser said: "The astonishing thing is that given the ferocity of this assault there was no injury."

He said the consequences could have been far worse and praised a "very brave" passer-by who came to the victim's aid and scared the brothers off.

The fiscal asked that the video be played to the court 'because it shows things I could not possibly describe'.

Both Adamsons pleaded guilty to a charge of assaulting Jason Lowe by punching and kicking him repeatedly to the head and body, and repeatedly striking him on the head and body with his crutches in North Bridge Street, Hawick, on June 11.

Colin Adamson's lawyer Lynsey Brown said her client accepted full responsibility for the attack.

She said: "There was a dispute over money owed to his brother Shane.

"Jason Lowe was talking back to Colin Adamson and he saw red."

She explained Colin Adamson had 'acted impulsively due to his mental state" pointing out that he was also suffering from depression leading to excessive drinking'.

Ms Brown said Colin Adamson suffered from ADHD and had become agitated during the confrontation.

She added that her client is currently serving a six month prison sentence with a release date not due until February 13, 2019.

Sheriff Peter Paterson said that due to Colin Adamson's age background reports had to be produced before he could proceed to sentence.

He deferred sentence until September 24 for the production of a Criminal Justice Social Work Report.

Shane Adamson's lawyer Mat Patrick said he would reserve his plea in mitigation until the sentencing diet.

Both Adamsons, who gave addresses in Edinburgh and Hawick, were remanded in custody with Sheriff Paterson warning they should be "under no illusions" that a prison sentence will be imposed on that date.