A GALASHIELS man who threatened three people, including his former partner, while in possession of an imitation firearm and a knife has been jailed for 20 months at Jedburgh Sheriff Court.

Thirty-nine-year-old Darren Crawford pleaded guilty to three offences following a disturbance at a house in Wood Street, Galashiels, on May 19.

He admitted threatening behaviour towards his ex-partner and two other people while in possession of the BB gun and a knife, uttering threats of violence and brandishing the imitation firearm at them.

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Crawford, who was described as a prisoner in Edinburgh, pleaded guilty to a second charge of having the imitation firearm with intent to cause three people to believe that unlawful violence was going to be used against them.

He also admitted a third charge of possession of a sharply pointed blade, namely a knife.

Sheriff Peter Paterson imposed jail sentences on all three charges totalling 20 months, back-dated to May 22 when he was first remanded in custody in connection with the matter.

A non-harassment order preventing him having any contact with his former partner for three years was also imposed.