A 20-year-old from Galashiels who admitted assaulting a man to his severe injury has been ordered to carry out 75 hours unpaid work at Selkirk Sheriff Court.

Jack Ward, Coulter Avenue pleaded guilty to punching and kicking the man to the body, dragging him along the ground and placing his hands around his neck.

The offence happened at Glenfield Road West on the morning of November 26.