SENTENCE has been deferred on a Jedburgh man at the town's sheriff court on two complaints.

Twenty-eight-year-old Shane Cowan pleaded guilty to a stalking offence by engaging in a course of conduct which was likely to cause the woman fear and alarm in various streets in Jedburgh between November 5, 2022, and May 10.

He repeatedly approached and confronted the woman despite being asked to desist and on an occasion attempted to give her a letter, sing a song to her and tried to give her confectionery.

Cowan, of Blackhills Close, Castlegate, also pleaded guilty to communicating indecently with a woman a the Co-op in High Street, Jedburgh, on August 16, and making sexual remarks towards her as well as sexually assaulting two 16-year-old girls on the same day by striking them on the buttocks.

He will be sentenced on January 29.