BACKGROUND reports have been ordered into a Galashiels man who admitted assaulting his partner.

Simon Hadden pleaded guilty to striking the woman in the face in Galashiels on August 18.

He also admitted behaving in a threatening or abusive manner, acting in an aggressive manner and making offensive comments to his partner.

Sentence was deferred at Selkirk Sheriff Court until October 16 for the preparation of background reports including a Caledonian Men’s Programme assessment.