A BORDERS man banned from being in contact with a woman was found hiding in a bedroom wardrobe when police officers visited her home, Jedburgh Sheriff Court has been told.

David Meek, 29, of Church Street, Eyemouth, pleaded guilty to breaching a non-harassment order which was imposed at Selkirk Sheriff Court on Monday, October 19.

Depute fiscal Miriam Clark said police officers visited the home of the woman at around 7.55pm in an unrelated matter.

Ms Clark said: "[The woman] answered the door and police engaged with her.

"They had to arrest her and asked if anyone else was inside the property.

"She said there was a friend in the living room but when they went in they found a man hiding in her wardrobe.

"The accused told police he was only there to protect the woman.

"The accused was arrested and taken to Hawick Police Station."

Defence lawyer Mat Patrick said his client had been in a relationship with the woman for three years but he had been contacted by neighbours and friends of hers saying she was vulnerable because of an issue with a neighbour.

Meek was fined £100 and ordered to pay a £10 victim surcharge.