A HAWICK man who filmed evidence being led during a jury trial at Selkirk Sheriff Court has been warned he faces a custodial sentence if he repeats the offence.

Christopher Haddock of Elm Court, pleaded guilty to a charge of contempt of court.

The 38-year-old admitted using his mobile phone to record a woman giving evidence from the witness box during a trial and had indicated he was going to share it on social media as he thought the woman was "out of it" and he found it "interesting".

There is a sign outside the front door of the court room banning all photography and recordings inside.

Sheriff Peter Paterson deferred sentence for six months for good behaviour and warned Haddock of the consequences if there was any repetition of the offence.

He also said Haddock could have his mobile phone back as long as the recordings were deleted and the act witnessed by a police officer.

The case will recall on February 10, 2020.

He told Haddock that if he was of good behaviour he would consider imposing a fine or compensation.