A TIMBER firm worker from the Borders who fitted a tracking device inside his former partner’s vehicle has admitted a stalking offence at Jedburgh Sheriff Court.

Michael Teague, 52, of Hawick, pleaded guilty to the offence which happened in December 2020.

He told police he had fitted the device because he had been trying to keep watch on his former partner over concern that she had been leaving their children on their own.

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Defence lawyer Liam Alexander said: “He does accept what he did was unacceptable and the tracker should not have happened.”

Teague was fined £300 with a victim surcharge of £20.

A Non-Harassment Order for one year was also imposed involving his former partner except for written contact regarding child access.