A MAN who is banned from entering the Scottish Borders was found by police during a disturbance in Hawick on Hogmanay.

Twenty nine year old Shaun Grieve appeared from custody at Selkirk Sheriff Court and pleaded guilty to breaching the court order by being in Kenilworth Avenue on Monday.

But Grieve, who now lives at Shakespeare Way, Blackburn, Lancashire, denied repeatedly contacting Nicola McWatters at her home in Galalaw Road, Hawick, on December 31 in an alleged breach of another court order.

Defence lawyer Ross Dow said his client had been back in Hawick over the New year period as his grandfather had suffered a stroke.

But Sheriff Derrick McIntyre noted Grieve's previous convictions and that number of breaches of bail and refused a motion for bail.

Grieve was remanded in custody until the trial date of February 5.

Sentence was deferred for the offence of entering the Borders on Hogmanay until the outcome of the trial.