A 27-year-old man who assaulted a man outside a Galashiels nightclub and then struggled violently with police officers has been fined a total of £1,000 at Selkirk Sheriff Court.

Fraser Robertson, formerly of Glenfield Terrace, Galashiels, and now living in Noble Place, Hawick, pleaded guilty to the offences which

happened in Overhaugh Street, Galashiels, on May 26.

Tessa Bradley, prosecuting, said two men had visited Galashiels for a night out and spent most of the evening in the Gluepot public house.

She said: "Both had consumed a fair amount of alcohol. They left the pub and were standing outside the Indigo Rooms when they saw the accused who started shouting at one of them saying 'I will have you'.

"The victim had no idea what he was on about.

"He pushed him over whereby he fell to the ground and while he was down he was kicked on the body."

The fiscal explained how the nightclub doorman came to the man's aid and was able to tell police officers that the man responsible for the

assault had gone into the Gluepot public house.

Issued with a description, the officers went into the pub and apprehended Robertson who was also identified by the doorman.

Robertson struggled violently with officers when he was arrested and continued to be uncooperative and unpleasant.

Defence lawyer Mat Patrick said: "My client accepts his behaviour was unacceptable."

Sheriff Derrick McIntyre fined Robertson £400 for the assault and £600 for struggling violently with the police with the fines to be paid at

£100 a month.