A MAN who evaded tax duty on 5,300 cigarettes and 43 kilogrammes of hand rolled tobacco has been ordered to pay back more than £11,000 following Proceeds of Crime proceedings.

James Anderson was found guilty after a trial of the offence which happened in Galashiels between April 2016 and March last year.

Sheriff Euan Edment told him at the time it was a 'significant amount' of tobacco and cigarettes for which no tax had been paid.

But he told Anderson that he suspected others were involved in the operation and his role was limited.

The 59-year-old was previously given a six month night time curfew at his Bongate, Jedburgh, home between the hours of 7pm and 7am.

At Selkirk Sheriff Court it was agreed Anderson should pay £11,748.81 under Proceeds of Crime.