A 24-year-old man who admitted assaulting his partner will be sentenced later this month.

Michael Brown also pleaded guilty at Jedburgh Sheriff Court to a second charge of behaving in a threatening or abusive manner at his home in Minto Place, Hawick, on September 3.

On a separate complaint Brown pleaded guilty to assaulting a fellow inmate at Saughton Prison on October 2 by repeatedly punching him on the head and body to his injury.

Sentence was deferred until November 19 at Selkirk Sheriff Court for a mental health assessment to be considered.