A 25-YEAR-OLD man who admitted assaulting three women during a robbery at a Borders supermarket has been ordered to be of good behaviour for the next 12 months.

William Howard assaulted an assistant working at the Co-operative store in High Street, Eyemouth, on June 29 last year breaking a plastic screen and reaching into the till and stealing £138 in cash.

He then assaulted a female customer who struck her head on shelving to her injury and then pushed a 62-year-old woman to the floor and she struck her head to her severe injury.

READ MORE: Borders primary school appeals for information after weekend of vandalism

Howard then stole a motor vehicle outside the shop before driving off.

He pleaded guilty to three charges at Jedburgh Sheriff Court.

Howard of Swadlincote, South Derbyshire, had already been on remand for a lengthy period.

Sentence was deferred until May 8, 2023.