A GALASHIELS man who breached a court order not to contact his former partner has been fined £200 at Selkirk Sheriff Court.

Thirty four year old Jamie West pleaded guilty to contacting the woman from his home in Gala Park and even staying overnight at her home in Wallyford, East Lothian.

The offence happened between May 8 and May 23.

The court was told that the relationship, which was described as "toxic", was now over.

In addition to the fine, a two year non-harassment order was imposed preventing West from approaching his former partner.