A 25-year-old man led police on a blue-light chase through Hawick because he was driving without insurance, Selkirk Sheriff Court has been told.

Jori Silver drove at excessive speed through various streets and overtook a vehicle going over speed bumps with a patrol car in pursuit.

Despite the blue light being illuminated the 25-year-old managed to lose the officers.

Silver - now living in Wallsend, Tyne and Wear, pleaded guilty to charges of dangerous driving and no insurance in Hawick on May 30.

Defence lawyer Mat Patrick admitted his client's driving was "crazy" and had been caused because Silver realised he was driving with no insurance.

He explained that the vehicle had been parked in his mother's roadway and he was told to remove it.

Sheriff Peter Paterson said the driving was undoubtedly dangerous and a period of disqualification was "inevitable".

He noted Silver - formerly of Princes Street in Hawick, - had no previous convictions for motoring offences but said the fact he was trying to evade the police made matters worse and called for a Criminal Justice Social Work Report to be prepared.

Sentence was deferred until October 8 and an interim driving ban was imposed.