A HAWICK man who repeatedly attempted to punch his estranged wife's new partner has been fined £300 at Jedburgh Sheriff Court.

Jamie Gent, 31, of Fairhurst Drive, pleaded guilty to the assault offence which happened in High Street, Hawick, on July 10.

Defence lawyer Ross Dow said his client claimed the man "smirked" at him as they passed each other in the street and Gent "saw red".