A 23-year-old man involved in a bust-up with his former partner at Borders College has been ordered to be of good behaviour for the next six months.

Luke Thomson of Howegate, Hawick, pleaded guilty to shouting and swearing, emptying the contents of a bag onto the ground and making abusive and offensive comments with a disability aggravation at the Galashiels campus on August 30 .

Selkirk Sheriff Court was told the accused had just broken up with his partner of three months and suspected she had been cheating on him.

He made several offensive comments to her before emptying a bag of women's underwear and then told her she couldn't walk right with her 'gammy leg'.

The court was told she slapped him on the face before the pair were separated.

Defence lawyer Mat Patrick said: "These are two youngsters with difficulties."

Sheriff Peter Paterson deferred sentence until April 21, 2020, for good behaviour.