A 47-YEAR-OLD man who assaulted his partner in the bedroom of a Borders hotel has been fined £250 at Jedburgh Sheriff Court.

Jason Carrielies pleaded guilty to threatening and abusive behaviour towards the woman and throwing a vase which struck her on the head to her injury on August 21.

Fiona Hamilton, prosecuting, said the couple were in Scotland for one night only and had been consuming alcohol during the

They returned to the Newcastle Arms in Coldstream High Street and Carrielies fell asleep in their room.

The fiscal continued: "The complainer decided to go out to a pub by herself. When she got back at 1am the accused was woken from his sleep and he began shouting at her.

"He was heard by another witness in a neighbouring hotel room.

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"He got hold of a vase and threw it which struck her on the left hand side of the face and cut her left eyebrow.

"Police officers attended and found her with blood coming from her eyebrow.

"He was apprehended and appeared from custody in court and initially charged on petition but it has now been reduced to summary."

Defence lawyer Ed Hulme said Carrielies, from Newcastle, had been visiting a nephew in the local area. They were staying one night and he was angry when he was woken up by the complainer and lost his temper.

"They want to draw a line under the matter and resume their relationship."

In addition to the fine, Carrielies was ordered to pay a £20 Victim Surcharge.