A BORDERS man's attitude towards women has been criticised by a sheriff.

Danny Sharkey, 27, of Anderson Place, Hawick, was found guilty after a trial recently of stalking and engaging in a course of conduct which caused fear or alarm to his former partner.

Sentence had been deferred for the production of background reports but Sheriff Peter Paterson said they did not make good reading.

He was critical of Sharkey's comments that Sharkey was still in denial of the offence and that women had an easier time from the authorities than men.

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Sheriff Paterson said: "Your candour in the report does you no credit.

"Your attitude is quite damning and wholly unacceptable.

"If you continue with this attitude and do not comply with the court order then you will find yourself in jail."

Sharkey was given a high tariff structured deferred sentence for the next three months and the case will call again at Jedburgh Sheriff Court on March 15.