MATTHEW Paxton is charged with driving away a JCB excavator from the grounds of Berwickshire High School in Duns on August 17 without the consent of the owner.

He is also accused of driving a JCB excavator while disqualified and with no insurance on various roads between Duns and Charterhall airfield.

The 27-year-old of Castle Street, Duns, had his case continued without plea at Jedburgh Sheriff Court until November 11.