A SELKIRK man has been fined £300 at the town’s sheriff court after admitting a charge of threatening or abusive behaviour.

Thirty-seven-year-old Andrew Gillie pleaded guilty to shouting and swearing, uttering threats of violence, challenging others to a fight and seizing a camera from a wall and causing damage to it at a house in Leslie Place, Selkirk, on May 5 last year.

India McLean, prosecuting, said the accused had been drinking with a group in the garden of the house when he became aggressive.

He seized a video camera belonging to the householders, pulled it from the wall and dropped it to the ground.

Gillie continued to act aggressively and police were contacted.

Defence lawyer Stephanie Clinkscale said all parties were under the influence of alcohol.

He had since visited the householders and his apology had been accepted.

Gillie was fined £300 with a £20 victim surcharge added.