A 33-YEAR-OLD man has been jailed for 90 days at Selkirk Sheriff Court after admitting attempting to pervert the course of justice during a drugs search.

James Jackson consumed a bag of white powder after being stopped by officers in Wellington Road, Hawick, on October 25.

He also pleaded guilty to breaching his bail conditions by not being within his home in Trinity Street, Hawick, at night time on October 24.

Jackson, formerly of Hawick, but who gave an address in Orchard Park, Kelso, was jailed for 90 days for attempting to pervert the course of justice and 60 days for breaching his bail conditions – both sentences to run concurrently.

In a separate case, Jackson made a second private court appearance charged with assault to injury, possession of a bladed article and three breaches of bail conditions.

He made no plea and was fully committed for trial.

No application was made for bail.

Co-accused Claire Condie, 34, from Hawick, also faced a full committal hearing by videolink to Selkirk Sheriff Court where she was remanded in custody.

She made no plea to charges of assault to injury and breaching bail.

Sentence was deferred until February 19 on three summary cases where she has admitted charges of vandalism, threatening or abusive behaviour and a breach of bail.