FINES totalling £400 have been imposed on a Borders man who admitted being involved in a disturbance at his partner's home.

Forty-six-year-old Barry Hogg, of Jedburgh, pleaded guilty to behaving in a threatening or abusive manner by refusing to leave a property at Kenilworth Avenue in Galashiels on May 12 and shouting and acting in an aggressive manner.

He also admitted assaults on two police officers.

Depute fiscal Alison Atkins told Selkirk Sheriff Court: "The police contacted to attend the locus after receiving a report of a male refusing to leave the address, which was his partner's address.

"She had left the property due to his refusal to leave.

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"She had asked him to leave, nothing more than that.

"Police attended and found him sitting on a couch in the living room.

"He appeared to have drank alcohol but was not drunk.

"Eventually he stood up and went from the living room to the hall and pushed one officer. He then pushed another officer causing him to collide with a wall causing grazing to his arm.

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

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"He made no reply to charge one and for charge two he replied: 'Completely reactionary, no intent'.

"In response to charge three he said: 'He pushed me'.

Defence lawyer Mat Patrick said his client had been drinking and was annoyed with himself as part of a previous Community Payback Order had trained him to avoid getting involved in situations such as this.

Hogg, who receives £700 per month in benefits, has been involved in an on-off relationship with his partner for the past seven years.

He was fined £100 for threatening or abusive behaviour and fined £150 each on the two charges of police assault.

Hogg was also ordered to pay a £20 Victim Surcharge