A HAWICK woman accused of rendering her former partner unconscious after striking him with a metal bar has walked free at Selkirk Sheriff Court.

Shortly after Stacey Johnson's jury trial began, the Crown announced they were not going to continue leading evidence .

Accordingly the 33-year-old of Fairhurst Drive, was found not guilty of the offence which was said to have happened at a house in Havelock Place, Hawick, on October 7 last year.

She was also found not guilty of being in possession of an offensive weapon.