AN EYEMOUTH man involved in a bust-up with his partner has been fined £300 at Jedburgh Sheriff Court.

Rihards Smirnovs 50, pleaded guilty to behaving in a threatening or abusive manner at a house in the town on October 1.

The court was told that the partner left the house to go to a neighbour's house due to the aggression from Smirnovs who had been drinking vodka.

Fiscal Fiona Hamilton said neighbours could hear being abusive in Russian, Latvian and English - sometimes rolling all three languages into the same sentence.

Defence lawyer Ed Hulme said his client had no previous convictions for domestic matters.

He added: "He fully accepts he crossed the line. Alcohol was the cause but it is not an excuse."

After hearing Smirnovs had been of good behaviour during a six month period, Sheriff Janyss Scott opted for the fine of £300 with a £20 victim surcharge.